Press Release
March 15, 2021

Press Statement
Sen. Pres. Vicente C. Sotto III
Lockdown Anniv

Our country has been in various levels of community quarantine for a year now, one of the longest, if not the longest, lockdown in the world. Our government has done what is necessary to respond to this national health emergency but a lot remains to be done.

Cases are again at an uptick. Our hospitals are again swamped with patients. Our medical heroes are again up on their feet 24 hours, 7 days, and the lines of sick people are still getting longer. Our situation has again become worrisome.

As we watch and listen to news reports of more of our kababayans getting sick, let us be mindful that going out would endanger the health of our families. Now more than ever in the past 12 months, it is safer to stay home and protect ourselves from catching the virus.

When the vaccines are available for distribution, don't pass on the opportunity, get vaccinated. Let us be pro-active in addressing the pandemic. You need to protect yourselves. And of course, let us not forget the basics - wear face masks and shields when in public places, observe social distancing and personal hygiene.

Together we stand in the fight against Covid but if we fail, recovery will be an uphill climb. We will see through this health crisis if we stay disciplined, cooperative and continue to work hand in hand.

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