Since authorities cannot police the public in their houses, it is up to them to have a sense of “individual discipline [and] responsibility” when it comes to practicing COVID-19 safety protocols, Undersecretary of the Interior and Local Government Jonathan Malaya said.
Malaya noted, “Dati ang COVID nakukuha sa workplace, pero ngayon, pami-pamilya na. Dahil nagkaroon po ng COVID fatigue ang ating mga kababayan…nang nagsimula ang immunization program.”
He added, “Especially kung galing ka sa labas…mag-face mask ka na lang para hindi mo mahawaan ang iyong mga kapamilya.”
Dr. Pauline Convocar, president of the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine, noticed that “many families are going for consultation.”
The WHO also backed the findings, saying, “That’s where the new variants have been confirmed, they’re seeing not individual cases in households, but practically everybody in the household being infected.”