Several Filipino celebrities have expressed on social media their concern about the corona-virus scare in the country.
The Department of Health, on Thursday, confirmed the Philippines’ first case of the infectious disease involving a 38-year-old woman from Wuhan, China.
Apart from advising everyone to not panic, they also shared some preventions tips.
Atom Araullo wrote: “Now that we have a confirmed case of NCoV in the Philippines, some quick reminders: 1. Don’t panic. 2. Wash your hands frequently. 3. Facemasks will help. 4. Get enough rest to boost your immune system. 5. Stay up to date through credible sources.#coronavirus #NCoV.”
Lovi Poe: “With that being said, keep safe everyone.. be more hygienic, wear a mask, bring alcohol…”
Luis Manzano: “So pakiusap nalang sa lahat ng mga makakasama ko sa mga darating na linggo, let’s take care of each other! Wag naman tayo umubo o humaching ng harap harapan pwede sa loob ng siko o di kaya yumuko para papuntang sahig ang ubo o sneeze. Tulungan tayo kung may sakit, mag mask na.”
Bianca Gonzalez: “And di bale nang exag, OA o praning. Wash your hands or clean hands with alcohol as often as you can. WASHING HANDS SAVES LIVES. #nCoV.”
Bela Padilla: “Now more than ever, I value the thought that every breath we take is important. May those governing our country prioritize us, it’s citizens.”
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III assured the public that the government remains on top of the situation.
“We were able to detect the first confirmed case because of our strong surveillance system, close coordination with World Health Organization and other national agencies, and the utilization of DOH’s decision tool,” he said at a press briefing. “I urge the public to stay calm and remain vigilant at all times. Let us continue to practice good personal hygiene and adopt healthy lifestyles.”