Go urges Filipinos to welcome New Year responsibly

Go urges Filipinos to welcome New Year responsibly

Sen. Bong Go

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Senator and Senate Committee on Health chairman Christopher “Bong” Go reminded the public to welcome the new year 2022 responsibly to avoid rising COVID-19 cases. He stressed the need to remain vigilant and disciplined in order not to waste the gains made the past year in the fight against the pandemic.

In an earlier interview, Go urged everyone to carefully consider how their actions may affect others, particularly the elderly and sick who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.

“Nakagawian nating mag-celebrate kasama ang ating mga pamilya. Pero hindi pa normal ang panahon. Huwag tayong masyadong magmadali dahil habang nandidiyan pa si COVID ay delikado pa, lalo na may mga naiulat na bagong variant tulad nitong Omicron variant,” appealed Go.

“Huwag natin sayangin ‘yung naumpisahan natin. Tumataas (ang bilang ng mga kaso) ngayon dahil holiday season at lumalabas ‘yung tao,” he continued.

The lawmaker pointed out that the initial success in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines was only made possible by the people’s commitment to abide by the mandated health and safety protocols. He once again urged everyone to keep wearing masks in public and avoiding crowded settings, among others, to help maintain the gains the country has made in controlling the extent of the pandemic. (ai/mtvn)

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