Don’t be complacent about Covid-19, says bishop

Don’t be complacent about Covid-19, says bishop

By CBCP News

December 28, 2020

Manila, Philippines

A Catholic bishop said that Filipinos must recommit to being as safe as possible, urging the public not to be complacent about physical distancing.

Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga said that preventing coronavirus from spreading is everybody’s job amid the threat of a new coronavirus strain.

“Let us remember and accept that this Covid-19 is not stopping, and not slowing down. There is much danger of its mutations,” Santos said.

“It is for our common good and safety to set aside social gatherings and unnecessary travels,” he said.

The vice chairman of the bishops’ Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People also reminded overseas Filipino workers not to let their guard down against Covid-19.

He asked the OFWs to always follow the directive of Philippine embassies and the guidelines of the Filipino chaplaincies.

“Cooperate with them. Let us all be helping and healing hands to one another,” Santos added.

“Don’t be complacent but be very careful and take much necessary precautionary measures,” he also said.


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