In light of the enhanced community quarantine, Luzon residents are now required to wear face masks whenever they go out in public. On Thursday, April 2, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that this is part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
If there is no surgical face mask available to wear, Nograles said that they can improvise with “earloop masks, indigenous, reusable or do-it-yourself masks, face shields, handkerchiefs, or other protective equipment.” He says that it is important that they keep their noses and mouths covered.
He also said that LGUs have been instructed to create ordinances about the use of face masks in public, imposing penalties if necessary.
As of writing, there have been 2,633 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines with 107 deaths and 51 recoveries.
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