Veteran Lawyer Reminds the Public of Top 11 Things to Remember Following Confirmed Corona Virus in PH

Veteran lawyer and prominent social personality, Atty. Trixie Cruz Angeles shared some important things to remember by Filipinos following the announcement of confirmed first corona virus patient in the Philippines.

On January 30, 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) has announced that a 38-year-old Chinese females i the first confirmed case of novel corona virus in the country.

According to Atty. Angeles and Ahmed Paglinawan, who are neither an expert in corona virus but their useful tips and information proved to be useful based upon the reactions of most netizens visiting their page.

We should not panic, according to the lawyer, the first sign of panic is loss of reason just for example, if you are really angry with all the Chinese because of the virus and we should quit the blame game.

Read the Complete Statement from Atty. Trixie Cruz Angeles:

A few things na paulit ulit ko nang sinasabi.

First, do not panic. The first sign of panic is loss of reason halimbawa, galit sa lahat ng Chinese because of the virus. Maliban lang kung racist yung tao and then for them, its reasonable. Whatever.

Second, quit the blame game. Wow, makakatulong ito? Paano? We can do that later.

Third, the guidelines have not changed. Stay away from crowds, wash hands often, don't touch eyes, nose, mouth.

Fourth, its a virus, antibiotics do not work on this. Do not take antibiotics, it will not help.

Fifth, travel ban. We banned travel from Wuhan days ago. We do not ban travel from the whole China (which is a very big place) because not all of China is affected. Wuhan has been on lockdown for days already.

Sixth, we are one of the first countries to ban travel from Wuhan, ahead of Singapore), Thailand, Japan.

Seventh, we are not told the location of the woman who tested positive for the virus because she is quarantined and presents no danger to the public NOW regardless of where she is.

Eighth, the DOH has the responsibility of determining if she may have infected other people. Do not speculate, let them do their job.

Ninth, in view of the recorded human to human transmission of the virus in Japan, it would make even better sense to ban travel FROM Japan. Kasi they have at least one patient who has never been to Wuhan.

Tenth, your fear is not an excuse to be racist.

Finally, I have no opinion on prayer or vitamins but feel free.

PS On this wall, we delete racist remarks. I know that most of them are caused by ignorance, but we have to draw the line.

Source: Luminous FB Page