The Department of Health (DOH) urged those visiting the Manila Bay dolomite beach to strictly adhere to the health protocols–reminding that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) remains a threat.
“Dahil sa napaulat na pagdagsa ng mga tao sa Manila Bay dolomite beach at iba pang napapabalitang violations sa minimum public health protocols, ang Kagawaran ng Kalusugan ay muling nagpapaalala na kinakailangang siguraduhin ang mahigpit na pagsunod sa minimum public health standards at iba pang preventive measures upang maprotektahan ang sarili, pamilya, at komunidad laban sa COVID-19 (Amid the reported influx of people in the Manila Bay dolomite beach and other reported violations of minimum public health protocols, the Department of Health reiterates the need to ensure strict adherence to minimum public health standards and other preventive measures to protect one’s self, family, and the community against COVID-19),” the DOH said in an advisory on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
The DOH reminded the public not to be complacent despite the decline in COVID-19 cases in the country.
“Bagama’t bumababa ang mga kaso ng COVID-19 na naiuulat nitong mga nakaraang araw, hindi tayo dapat maging kampante. Bagkus, ipagpatuloy ang tamang pagsunod sa minimum public health standards at agad magpabakuna (Although the number of COVID-19 cases reported in recent days has been declining, we should not be complacent. Instead, continue to properly adhere to minimum public health standards and get vaccinated immediately),” it said.
The DOH emphasized the importance of wearing face masks and face shields, proper handwashing, and maintaining physical distancing.
“Iwasan ang mga pagtitipon-tipon. Hangga’t maaari, limitahan ito sa mga miyembro lang ng inyong tahanan (Avoid gatherings. If possible, limit it to members of your household),” the DOH said.
“Huwag nang lumabas at makisalamuha sa ibang tao kung mayroong nararamdamang sintomas (Don’t go out and socialize with other people if you already have symptoms),” it added.
The DOH urged the public to monitor themselves if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. It added that an individual with symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately self-isolate and contact their barangay health emergency response teams.