- Interior Secretary Eduardo Año suggested that people should still wear face masks at home
- He explained that the transmission of COVID-19 is now among families whether rich or poor
- Año also urged the Filipinos to stay at home to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19
- Earlier, Año said that those who will not be wearing masks outside their house will be imprisoned
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año recommended Filipinos to wear face masks even at home.
KAMI learned that the Interior Secretary also advised wearing of face shield inside the house.
In a report by GMA News Online (authored by Anna Felicia Bajo), Secretary Año explained that the transmission of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is rampant among families now.
"Isipin natin ngayon ang transmission ngayon ay buong pamilya na, pami-pamilya... rich or poor talagang buong pamilya... ang pinaka-importante diyan kung talagang di nila maiwasan, magsuot sila ng mask. Advisable din 'yung face shield diyan," he said.
The DILG chief also mentioned that those who leave their home to work or run errands should still wear a face mask at home.
"Ang importante din 'yung mga LGUs natin na kasama sa bahay, dapat maprotektahan sila. Dapat talaga magsuot sila ng mask, 'yung mahihirap at kung pupuwede, lahat talaga magstay at home at kung may lalabas na isa, ito 'yung dapat iwasan, bigyan ng distansya, lalo na 'yung pumunta ng palengke o kaya galing sa trabaho, 'yan ang dapat magsuot ng mask at itry niya na magkaroon ng distansya," the Interior Secretary said.
As of posting time, there are now 129,913 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines. The active cases are 59,968.
Earlier, Secretary Año responded to the critics of barrier shields on motorcycles. He explained that this will help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.
He also shared that those who will be caught not wearing a face mask and not maintaining physical distancing will be imprisoned for 10 to 30 days.
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