Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya is reminding everyone to wear face masks even at home.
This news came after emergency rooms in Metro Manila hospitals are observing “family clustering,” or patients belonging to the same family.
In an online press briefing, Malaya said, “Actually kung maaalala niyo, si [Interior] Secretary [Eduardo] Año nabatikos dyan last year when Secretary Año suggested na mag-face mask sa loob ng bahay, but you know he has been vindicated.”
[“Actually, if you remember, [Interior] Secretary [Eduardo] Año was criticized last year when he suggested wearing face masks even while at home. But you know, he has been vindicated.”]
Malaya added, “We really need to do that. Especially kung galing ka sa labas, hindi ka naman sigurado, mag-face mask ka na lang para hindi mo mahawaan ang iyong mga kapamilya.”
[“We really need to do that. Especially if you come from the outside. You’re not sure so wear a face mask so you don’t infect your family members.”]
In an interview with GMA News’ Unang Balita last August, Sec. Año said, “Ang importante rin, ‘yung mga elders natin na kasama sa bahay, dapat maprotektahan sila. Dapat talaga magsuot sila ng mask, ‘yung mahihirap at kung hindi pupuwede, lahat talaga mag-stay at home.“
[“What’s important is that elders at home are protected. The poor should wear a mask and if it isn’t possible, they should stay at home.”]
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