âPractice distancing even at homeâ
It means that family members should keep a distance of at least one meter among themselves in their homes as a precaution against COVID-19.
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‘Practice distancing even at home’
Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año urged people to observe physical distancing even at home to avoid contracting COVID-19, which has already infected over 122,000 persons in the country.

It means that family members should keep a distance of at least one meter among themselves in their homes as a precaution against COVID-19.

According to Año, households should practice physical distancing especially if there are family members who are working outside.

“Even if we are at home, we still have protocols and we still have physical distancing.
Because you do not know where a member of your household went or came from,” he said in Filipino.

Año made the statement as he has observed that members of households are among the COVID-19 patients in hospitals located in areas heavily-infected by the virus.

“Unfortunately, it’s hitting family members right now,” he said.

Año said prevention comprises 80 percent of the efforts in defeating COVID-19, which means hospitals will not be overwhelmed with patients for as long as people follow health and safety protocols.

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