- Philippines recorded its highest single-day tally of new COVID-19 cases numbered at 7,103 amidst the recent surge in cases
- Celebrities took to social media to express their fears and concerns in response to the record-breaking number of cases
- The recent alarming increase in cases in the Philippines have caused major concern among Filipinos as the government started enforcing more stringent measures to contain the number of cases
- Netizens responded to the celebrities reactions to the number of cases in varying ways
On March 19, 2021, the Philippines recorded its highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day. New cases were recorded at a staggering number of 7,103 which caused concern amongst Filipinos.
Celebrities took to Twitter to let their opinion on the matter be heard. Some expressed their fears while others chided the government for what they perceive as lacking in terms of their response to the pandemic.
Actress and singer, Zsa Zsa Padilla tweeted, "Ay, back to one. One year na pero balik sa umpisa? Paano ba makabangon? Paumpisa pa lang ulit na magbukas ibang mga negosyo, pasara na agad. Lord, help us!"
Celebrity mom, Pokwang also quoted a picture indicating the number of cases from ABS-CBN and tweeted her reaction:
"Panginoong mahabagin ano ito? Ingat po mga kababayan ko. Lalo na kung may senior kayo kasama sa bahay Dios ko ingat at yung iba dyan na tigas ulo gimik parin ng gimik maawa naman kayo. One year na tayong ganito huuy..."
Vice Ganda, also expressed his fear regarding the situation, "Grabe! Nakakatakot!"
Netizens responded to tweets from celebrities and shared their sentiments.
"Hard GCQ. Don’t know what that means. What’s harder to understand? How we ended up this way despite the year that passed, when our ASEAN neighbors are doing much better."
"I live in Switzerland. We‘ve been under partial lockdown since November. What makes you think the Philippines can fare better?"
"May mga taong 'di maalis ang impulse and also inggit makapost nga naman, pero creates a mindset na go, the hell with Covid."
Jose Marie Borja Viceral popularly known as Vice Ganda, is a Filipino comedian, talk show host, television presenter, actor, and singer. He is a regular host on ABS-CBN's noontime variety show It's Showtime, and has starred in several films, eight of which are considered to be the highest-grossing in Philippine cinema.
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