Duterte stresses need to follow protocol, proper mask etiquette

25/01/2021 6:47:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte addressed the country on Monday, giving a reminder to the public about the importance of following health and safety protocols, including washing hands and wearing masks properly

President Rodrigo Duterte addressed the country on Monday, giving a reminder to the public about the importance of following health and safety protocols, including washing hands and wearing masks properly

President Rodrigo Duterte addressed the country on Monday, giving a reminder to the public about the importance of following health and safety protocols, including washing hands and wearing masks properly.

"Ang problema nito[The problem here] is how you maybe obey the protocol ismaghugas[wash hands], and the masks," he said.The President said while he's not a doctor, he believes that masks — while not able to give 100% protection — could still help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

"Bastaworn properly.Kasi yung iba, nagma-mask tapos nakikita ko yung ilong ninyo, sumasabit doonjust on the edge of the mask... So it does not really give a relief at allkung ganon ka-careless ang tao na gumagamit,"he said.[Translation: As long as it is worn properly. Because some people, they wear the mask, but their nose is seen just on the edge of the mask... So, it does not give a relief at all if they use it so carelessly.]

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