Malacañang: Life cannot return to normal until there is a COVID-19 vaccine or cure

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reminded people this Monday that we cannot be complacent while a COVID-19 vaccine or cure remains elusive. 

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“Hindi na po tayo pupuwedeng bumalik sa normal na bago dumating ang COVID-19 habang walang bakuna, habang walang gamot sa COVID-19. Kung tayo po ay magpipilit na magbubulag-bulagan sa COVID-19 ay baka ang kapalit po niyan ay ang ating mga buhay,” Roque stated in a televised briefing. 

[We cannot return to normal as long as there is no COVID-19 vaccine or cure. If we are stubborn in our blindness to COVID-19, it may cost us our lives.

This reminder was given as various areas in the country begin to loosen quarantine restrictions. Several provinces and cities have already transitioned to a general community quarantine while Metro Manila and other areas are undergoing consideration for the lifting of enhanced community quarantine.

Kaya kinakailangan pong mag-ingat tayo dahil ang ibig sabihin lang ng pagbaba ng ECQ sa GCQ – mayroon pa rin pong banta hindi lang ganoon katindi – pero kapag binaba po sa GCQ, iyan po ay critical pa rin ang ating sitwasyon,” Roque said.

[So we need to be careful because what it means to lower ECQ to GCQ – there is still a threat though not as dire – but even if it is lowered to GCQ the situation is still critical.] 

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