Moments after news of the first confirmed case of the 2019 coronavirus broke out, different celebrities took to social media to share safety precautions to lessen the public’s panic.
The first patient of nCoV in the Philippines is a 38-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, China, the origin of the virus.
Writer and television host Bianca Gonzales shared “friendly reminders” and advices from a health expert.
“Please takpan natin ang bibig natin kapag uubo o babahing lalo na sa public spaces. Simpleng bagay na marami pa rin ang hindi nakakagawa,” she wrote on Twitter.
She then assured her followers that it’s okay to be meticulous with their hygiene especially in times like this.
“And di bale nang exag, OA o praning. Wash your hands or clean hands with alcohol as often as you can. WASHING HANDS SAVES LIVES,” she added.
She ended her brief thread with a reminder to avoid touching their faces in public.
In another thread, Bianca shared her key learnings from her co-hosting gig at Magandang Buhay. The morning talk show invited Dr. Susan Mercado.
Here’s what she learned from the episode:
Her close friend television host Luis Manzano reminded his followers to take care of each other.
“So pakiusap nalang sa lahat ng mga makakasama ko sa mga darating na linggo, let’s take care of each other! Wag naman tayo umubo o humaching ng harap harapan. Pwede sa loob ng siko o di kaya yumuko para papuntang sahig ang ubo o sneeze. Tulungan tayo kung may sakit, mag mask na,” he said on Twitter.
Journalist and TV presenter Atom Araullo listed down some quick reminders to avoid the public from panicking.
Former athlete and television host Gretchen Ho asked her followers to be properly informed and shared infographics on how to wear a mask properly.
The World Health Organization gave out standard recommendations to the public to reduce transmission of the virus.