MANILA — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Sunday urged authorities authorities to think about imposing stricter measures on high of community quarantine protocols being carried out to control the quickly rising variety of COVID-19 cases in choose areas as seen in the previous days.
“Kailangang higpitan muna natin ulit ang mga patakaran. Maraming nagkukumpyansa masyado. Kailangan maitigil ang mabilis na pagtaas ng mga kaso ng COVID-19, lalo na sa NCR, upang hindi bumagsak ang ating health care system,” Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, instructed.
(We want to tighten once more our well being protocols. Many persons are turning into overconfident. There’s a necessity to control the rapid rise of COVID-19, significantly in NCR, and forestall the collapse of our well being care system.)
He, nevertheless, advisable that authorities authorities and well being specialists discover a viable steadiness between defending individuals’s lives from the threats of COVID-19 whereas making certain that operations of important public companies and industries stay unhampered.
“Natuto na dapat tayo sa pinagdaanan natin noong nakaraang taon. Naranasan na natin — nag-ECQ na tayo noon, nakailang pagsasara na tayo ng negosyo, nakailang pagtigil na tayo ng trabaho. Kung babalik tayo sa mas mahigpit na patakaran, gawan natin ng paraang hindi masyado mahirap para sa ating mga kababayan,” Go stated.
(We ought to have realized from what we skilled final yr. We skilled every part — ECQ, closure of companies, stopping work. If we return to tighter protocols, we want to discover ways in which the general public gained’t have a troublesome time.)
Go advisable that important and even non-essential companies and industries can stay operational to assist the financial system however should be subjected to strict adherence to security protocols and minimal public well being requirements.
“Ang importante ngayon, mailigtas natin ang buhay ng mga Pilipino dahil malaki na ang tinaas ng kaso ng nagkakasakit. Kailangan mapigilan ito habang patuloy ang ating pagbabakuna,” he stated.
(What’s vital now’s saving Filipinos’ lives as a result of the cases are rising. We want to cease this whereas we’re persevering with vaccinations.)
Go additionally instructed that mass gatherings be quickly prohibited whereas work-from-home preparations should be inspired. Families, significantly elders and susceptible members, should take additional precautions by staying at house and avoiding pointless travels.
“Iwasan rin muna natin ang mga bisita sa bahay. Limitado lang dapat sa iilang katao ang ating nakakasalamuha para maproteksyunan ang ating pamilya at hindi magkahawahan,” Go additional advisable.
(Let’s keep away from visiting others. Limit your publicity to individuals in order to defend your households.)
While the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is anticipated to advocate measures to control the reported surge in COVID-19 cases the previous days, Go reiterated the necessity for the general public to proceed cooperating with authorities and strictly observe well being protocols.
“Ako po’y nakikiusap sa mga kababayan natin. Huwag tayong magkumpiyansa. Follow health protocols, social distancing, mask, face shield, hugas ng kamay. Kung hindi naman kailangan, huwag munang lumabas ng inyong pamamahay, delikado pa po,” he reminded.
(I enchantment to everybody not to be complacent. Follow well being protocols, social distancing, masks, face protect, washing of fingers. If it’s not needed, don’t go outside.)
“(Bilang halimbawa,) kapag mayro’n po sa isandaang katao at mayro’n nang isa na hindi sumunod sa health protocols, posible na pong magkahawahan. Ang problema po ngayon, maraming nagkukumpiyansa na po dahil sa pagbukas ng ekonomiya,” he defined.
(For instance, when there may be 100 individuals and there is only one not following well being protocols, the virus will unfold. The drawback right here is that many individuals have gotten complacent as a result of we opened the financial system.)
“Huwag tayong maging kampante. Disiplina po ang kailangan dito ng bawat Pilipino. Sumunod tayo sa gobyerno habang nag-uumpisa tayo sa pagbabakuna. Napatunayan naman po na ‘pag nag-mask, face shield, social distancing, at hugas ng kamay — napatunayan na higit 90% po na hindi po magkahawahan,” he added.
(Let’s not be complacent. Each Filipino wants to be disciplined. Let’s observe the federal government as we’re beginning the vaccinations. It’s confirmed that sporting a face masks, face protect, social distancing, and washing of fingers lower an infection by 90%.)
Go appealed to all Filipinos not to be complacent and stay vigilant as the specter of COVID-19, particularly its new variants, continues to exist.
“Huwag tayong magkumpyansa masyado dahil nandiyan pa ang COVID-19 at delikado pa talaga ang panahon ngayon. Kaya tumaas ‘yung numero ngayon dahil marami pong nagkukumpiyansa at naglalabasan po,” he stated.
(Don’t be complacent as a result of COVID-19 continues to be right here and it’s nonetheless harmful. And the cases are rising as a result of persons are turning into complacent and going out.)
Go additionally urged Filipinos to proceed supporting the federal government and put their belief in the vaccines as it’s integral to ultimately restoring normalcy in the nation.
“Magtiwala po tayo sa gobyerno at suportahan natin ang national vaccine roadmap. Ito po ang susi tungo sa muling pagbangon at pagbalik sa normal na pamumuhay. Huwag tayo matakot sa bakuna, matakot tayo sa COVID-19 dahil ito ang nakamamatay at ang bakuna ang solusyon sa sakit na ito,” Go stated.
(Trust in the federal government and assist the nationwide vaccine roadmap. This is the in direction of our return to regular lives. Let’s not be afraid of the vaccine, however be cautious of COVID-19 as a result of that is lethal and the vaccine is the one answer.)
“For us to heal as one and recover as one, we must act as one!” he lastly appealed.
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