Health Department Bans Singing Including Church Choirs During Christmas Season
The Department of Health bans singing including church choirs during holiday season to prevent spread of COVID-19.
Over the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in different countries all around the world. The illness has already affected millions of people and even took thousands of lives.
The Philippine government is already implementing stricter rules and regulations to prevent the COVID-19 transmission.
On Friday (December 18, 2020), Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire announced that the singing ban covers church choir groups to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus disease. The agency explained that singing could spread the disease quickly.
“Kapag nagbigay tayo ng ganitong protocol, hindi ito nililimitahan sa karaoke kasi marami pang pagkakataon na tayo ay kumanta sa public places. Mayroon pong ebidensiya na kapag tayo ay kumakanta, mas maraming viral particles ang nailalabas sa ating katawan kung tayo ay maysakit,” Vergeire said.
Vergeire also said that choir members at Church are not exempted with the new safety measures. The Health Department would cooperate with the Catholic Church to enforce the public health standards especially during dawn masses.
The Philippine government has recorded a total of 454,447 COVID-19 cases, 419,902 recoveries, 8,850 deaths, and 25,695 active cases as of this writing.
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