Philippine Red Cross Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon said all Filipinos should follow safety protocols and reduce the risk of contracting the COVID-19 Delta variant that is spreading in the Philippines, making it third in the world for having the most number of COVID cases at 1,605,762.
“Testing and vaccination is our primary weapon against the Delta variant. Unfortunately, we only have 7,835,715 people fully vaccinated. That’s only 7.5% of the population. So, it is also very important to take necessary precautions to reduce the risk of getting infected with the delta variant or any other variant that is going around the country,” Gordon stressed.
“It is also very important to take necessary precautions to reduce the risk of getting infected with the delta variant or any other variant that is going around the country.”
The veteran legislator said that following the basic health protocols is a strong defense against the Delta variant.
Strictly following these steps may be the difference between life or death:
1. Clean your hands often
2. Observe physical distancing
3. Limiting gatherings
4. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes
5. Observe coughing and sneezing etiquette
6. Always wear your facemask and face shield
7. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
“The men and women of the Philippine Red Cross will not stop especially as we are now third in the world when it comes to COVID-19 cases.”
“In our capacity, the men and women of the Philippine Red Cross will not stop especially as we are now third in the world when it comes to COVID-19 cases. PRC will double our efforts and work overtime. Asahan nyo ang Red Cross ay hindi titigil,” the senator added.
The Philippine Red Cross will not stop testing and vaccinating even through the scheduled Enhanced Community Quarantine starting this August 6, but also strongly reminds all to not stop following the safety protocols.