MANILA City Mayor Isko Moreno called upon the city residents aged 17 and below to be responsible enough as not to bring home to their elderly housemates the deadly Covid19 infection or spread the virus within their respective communities by heeding government advice for them to stay indoors.
Moreno reiterated in his live broadcast, that as part of high-risk age groups, youngsters must stay home instead of roaming freely outside of residence, exposing themselves and their loved ones to the coronavirus which continues to claim lives in the country.
“Sa mga batang edad 17 pababa, ako ay nagpapa-alala na ‘wag tayong maging matigas ang ulo. Huwag magpagala-gala, magpa-kalat-kalat, magbarka- barkada o maglaro-laro sa labas,” the mayor appealed.
“Maaring nag-iingat ang inyong mga magulang, kuya at ate ninyo at maging ang mga lolo at lola ninyo. Kahit anong ingat nila, kung kayong mga bata ay pagala-gala, paikot-ikot, maari kayong magka-Covid. Pagtiklop ng araw uuwi tayo sa kanya-kanyang bahay at maaring doon na malagay sa panganib ang inyong mahal na lolo, lola, nanay o tatay na maaring magdulot ng kamatayan sa kanila,” he added.
Moreno said that the youth can help the national and local governments and their country in general in fighting the pandemic just by heeding the call for them to remain within their homes as dictated by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) rules.
“Maging responsible kayong mga Kabataang Maynila. Huwag kayong padadala sa kung ano-anong panghihikayat ng kaibgan na pwede na ‘to, pwede na ‘yan. Alalahanin at mahalin natin ang ating mga magulang, lolo, lola at kapatid,” Moreno stressed. ANDI GARCIA
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