RED CROSS REITERATES THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH PROTOCOLS IN SUPER SPREADER EVENTS
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) reminds everyone to practice health and safety protocols for individuals attending the campaign rallies set in different areas nationwide. The Philippines entered the official campaign period on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, which will differ from past elections as this is the first time that the campaign period is happening during the pandemic.
The Department of Health warned that campaign activities could become superspreader events for COVID-19. PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon urged everyone to observe health and safety protocols such as wearing a face mask, washing /sanitizing his/her hands, and social distancing, as the COVID-19 omicron variant is still highly transmissible and may further mutate.
“Marami pa ang kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa, kaya tayo ay mag-iingat at laging sumunod sa health and safety protocols upang maiwasan na mahawa sa COVID-19. Magpabakuna at magpa-test para maprotektahan natin ang ating mga sarili. Patuloy ang operasyon ng PRC Bakuna Centers at mga Bakuna Buses para malabanan ang COVID-19,” Chairman Gordon said.
Since PRC started its vaccination program, PRC administered 984 764 doses nationwide to intensify its fight against COVID-19. The 14 PRC molecular laboratories remain operational and have conducted 5,430,773 tests since the PRC began testing in April 2020.