NCR lockdown to succeed,supplies of essential items should be enough — VP Leni

NCR lockdown to succeed,supplies of essential items should be enough — VP Leni

The Vice President of the country- Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo in a Facebook live addressed the country regarding the possibility of a lockdown in Metro Manila, saying communities to cope with the lockdown must have sufficient supplies for the move to be effective.
VP Robredo has called on her fellow government officials to ensure that Filipinos have enough basic supplies, such as food and sanitary items, should a lockdown be enforced to prevent the spreading of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.

“Isa itong paraan para hindi na dumagdag ang pangamba ng ating mga kababayan: Kung alam nating magiging sapat ang supplies sa ating mga komunidad, papanatag ang ating loob, at hindi na natin kakailanganing lumabas pa,” the vice-president said in her Facebook live broadcast.
Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo
(photo credit to owner)

[Translation: This is one way to reduce the fears of our countrymen: If we know that we have enough supplies in our communities, we will feel assured and we wouldn’t feel the need to leave our homes.]
Shortage of supplies have been in the news lately, regarding necessary materials and equipment in battling the COVID-19 such as face masks, hand sanitizers, and even toilet paper—across the country, following a sharp increase in demands for the preventive products.
More and more people are resorting to panic-buying and stockpiling supplies as unfounded fears of the COVID-19 has been splashing always in the news.

Robredo stressed the need for financial assistance to the poor sectors of our society and to “protect the vulnerable.”
“Gaya ng lagi, ang mga mahihirap ang pinakaapektado sa mga ganitong pagkakataon. Siguraduhin natin na angkop ang pansin at pagpapahalagang maipapaabot sa kanila.”
[Translation: Like always, it’s the poor who are the most affected in times like these. Let’s ensure that they are given appropriate attention.]
She also calls for a “work from home” set up as there is no reason to exposed employees to further health risks.

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