The Philippines now has a confirmed case of the Novel (Wuhan) Corona Virus. The Green Party of the Philippines (GPP) encourages everyone to exercise extreme caution. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls it a pandemic level global emergency that the country must take seriously.
As other countries have done so, we call on the government to restrict the travel & transport of persons and goods to and from China especially in the highly affected areas.
When necessary and if the situation demands it; we also call for the distribution of free face mask to people who are sick and those who are most at risk from the virus.
We trust the government to maintain timely and proper monitoring of the virus in the country and update the public regularly.
Likewise, we suggest that the government enhances the country’s biosafety and health capabilities. These include allocating more funds for health, research, and other related expenditures. (Added 2/1/2020)
We also ask our government to call on the United Nations for a proper investigation on the spread of the virus and ascertain its origins. This will help in future measures to prevent and contain other outbreaks.
For the general public, the GPP calls that we exercise extreme precaution and stay healthy. Please take the necessary dosage of vitamin C and multivitamins.
While surgical masks are necessary for those suffering from flu and similar symptoms, it will also prevent the spread of this virus, we urge the public not to resort to panic buying and hoarding and let us think about the interest of others who needs this as well. Regular washing of hands is also highly recommended.
We encourage everyone to be very cautious by restricting our own personal travels in the meantime until things get better.
For more information, please contact
David D. D’Angelo