As the coronavirus continues to plague the country, healthcare workers are appealing for the public to keep following safety protocols.
In a video posted by the Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) on Facebook, several doctors, nurses, and other frontliners reminded viewers of the existing dangers posed by going out.
“Hindi pa ito ang panahon para maging kampante,” they said. “May COVID-19 pa rin, mayroon pa ring nagkakasakit, mayroon pa ring namamatay dahil dito.”
“At hindi naman nawala ang ibang mga sakit tulad ng sakit sa puso, diabetes, hypertension at cancer,” they added.
They said that they don’t want a repeat of August, when facilities and frontliners were overwhelmed by the number of cases of COVID-19.
“Ayaw rin naming ‘di na maaikaso ang iba pang may sakit,” they said.
They issued the following reminders for the public to keep in mind:
- Always wear a face shield and face mask.
- Remember to disinfect your hands with alcohol or hand sanitizer.
- Keep a distance of at least one meter when speaking to someone.
- When attending gatherings, make sure the location is well-ventilated. Better yet, choose an outdoor venue.
- If the gathering is indoors, open the windows and electric fans.
- Lessen the time interacting with other people. If possible, keep it under 30 minutes.
Should you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, colds, sore throat, or loss of sense of taste and smell, they reminded that you should remain calm inside the house and not attempt to go to work. Call the hotlines in your community to get advice regarding PCR testing, isolation, and contact tracing.
“Narito pa rin kami para sa inyo,” they said.
“Ang tanging hangad namin ay ligtas tayong magtagumpay sa pandemyang ito at sana pagdating ng Pasko, buo ang ating pamilya,” they added. “Maligayang Pasko, kaya natin ‘to.” —JCB, GMA News