Can Filipino families hold parties this Halloween, Christmas?

Published October 23, 2021, 5:25 PM

by Analou de Vera

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The Department of Health (DOH) said Filipinos can still conduct parties during Halloween and Christmas day but it should only be within the “bubble” of their respective families.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reminded the public that mass gathering is still not allowed amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Pero kung iyong mga sinasabi na within the bubble of the family, maari naman pong gawin, kailangan lang talaga iyong safety protocols ay ipatupad (But if you say within the bubble of the family, you can do it, you just really need to implement safety protocols),” she said on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Vergeire reminded the public to avoid the 3Cs in certain activities: closed settings, crowded places, and closed-contact settings.

“Tayo ay umiwas sa mga ganitong pagkakataon para hindi po tayo magkasakit (Let’s avoid such scenarios to avoid getting sick),” she said.

“I-recognize natin na iyan po iyong mga pinakamagbibigay ng impeksiyon sa pamilya (Let’s recognize that those are the things that can bring infection within the family),” she added.

Vergeire also emphasized the importance of observing the health protocols even at home.

“Siguraduhin din na iyong safety protocol na wearing of mask, physical distance, maisagawa pa rin natin sa ating mga kabahayan at kung mayroong may sintomas, huwag na muna po tayong um-attend ng mga ganitong parties (Also, make sure to observe safety protocols such as wearing a mask, physical distance within our households and if you have symptoms, do not attend such parties),” she added.

 
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