Spread love not virus: President Duterte says not all people are your lovers so keep the distance

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President Rodrigo Duterte once again appealed for cooperation amid the imposition of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ) to prevent spread of COVID-19.

“If you want to transmit your love, go ahead. But you know not all people are your lovers so you better keep the distance,” President Duterte said on May 4.

“Cooperate with us. Wear a mask because if not, kung magsabay-sabay [ang magkasakit], then we will have an overload,” President Duterte said.

“So just cooperate because wala naman kaming hangarin dito para pahirapan kayo. As a matter of fact, we are really trying to figure out how — how we can ease up the miseries that has been imposed on us,” he added.

For those who are allowed to go out, the President appealed for adherence to wearing of mask and proper distancing

“Now iyong baka sakali, itong mga lalabas, observe the — in the meantime, kindly — please kindly observe the mask and the distance rule. Iyong medyo malayo kayo na… Huwag kayong magdikit-dikit because ‘yun nga ang sabi nila eh. The easiest way to transmit is to be kissing each other. And that’s the worst kind of transmission,” President Duterte said.