Face masks should be worn even at home to prevent the possible COVID-19 transmission among family members, a medical expert said Tuesday.
Dr. Maricar Limpin, Vice President of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), said there have been several instances when an entire household contracted COVID-19.
“Basta pag nasa labas tayo, kahit nasa bahay, dapat naka maskara palagi tayo (Face masks should be worn everytime we go out, and even inside our homes),” Limpin told DZMM TEledradyo.
Limpin said observing social distancing in homes will also reduce the risk of family members contracting COVID-19.
“Sa loob ng bahay kailangan naka-physical distancing pa rin po, (We should still observe physical distancing even in our homes),” she said.
She added that health protocols must be observed everywhere, even at home.
“Minsan kasi kampante tayo dahil ang andun lang, ang kasama lang natin yung mga mahal natin sa buhay, pero di natin minsan alam na itong mga kasama natin sa bahay galing din pong labas na maaring makuha nila yung infections sa labas, (Sometimes we become complacent because we are with our family members. But we have to remember that when our family members go outside, there’s a chance of them getting infected),” she said.