Netizen Slams Duque For Advisory Discouraging Use Of Sanitation Tents, Misting
NETIZEN SLAMS DUQUE – Amid the coronavirus crisis in the Philippines, several countermeasures where imposed to curve its spread.
Some of these measures included placing Luzon in an extended enhanced community quarantine. Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines had also set up sanitation tents to provide whole-body spraying of disinfectants.
However, Health Secretary Francisco Duque had recently released a statement that discouraged the use of these methods. According to DOH, misting had “no evidence to support that spraying of surfaces or large scale misting of areas, indoor or outdoor with disinfecting agents, kills the virus.”
Health Under Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire also stated that several people reported getting skin problems and asthma. Instead, the DOH recommends soaking objects or to disinfect surfaces to kill the virus.
This led to netizen Pablo Hernandez lashing out against Duque’s decision. He noted that the health secretary should go to Vietnam and attend a seminar on the effectiveness of misting and sanitation tents against COVID-19.
“Lintek na DOH Sec, Duque, pinagbawal pag-spray ng disinfectant at sanitation tent dahil masama daw ito sa balat, nakaka sira ng kutis”.
“Pinalabas na mali ang inirekomendang sanitation teng ng UP (University of the Philippines) sa mga LGU’s, bad ang disifection drones ni Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, pinakalat na sanitation tents nina Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro at iba pang LGU’s at pati na ang donasyong sanitation tents ni Angel Locsin sa mga hospital, pinatatanggal…”
Likewise, Deputy Speaker Dan Fernandez also slammed the DOH for advising against misting or spraying. Fernandez added that several LGU’s and the public have already spent time and money for these disinfection methods.
Meanwhile, the DOH was late to make the announcement that doing so would be harmful.
As such Fernandez stated:
Parang nasa gitna tayo ng digmaan at sasabihin ngayon ng DOH, ‘Tanggalin mo na ‘yang sandata mo at hindi ‘yan ang tamang sandata
Dapat lahat ng sandatang gagamitin natin sa labang ito ay ilabas na natin. Baka sakali ito makapuksa sa hindi nakikitang kalaban.