Community pantry organizers urged to go house-to-house amid COVID-19 threat

By Deighton Acuin

PHOTO: ABS-CBN News

An official from the National Task Force against COVID-19 said the organizers behind community pantry initiatives may adapt house-to-house aid distribution in a bid to avoid mass gatherings.

"Ang pagdagsa ng daang tao ay magca-cause ng superspreader events. Maghahawaan po sila," National Task Force Adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa said.

Herbosa said the organizers must have coordination with local governments to ensure the minimum health protocols are still in place.

"Ang LGUs ay nagbigay ng ayuda, dinala sa bahay-bahay… Pwede nating gawing ganun," he said. "Pwede na magpaikot ng isang sasakyan or kariton... Iikot natin ito sa buong bayan. 'Wag natin papuntahin ang maraming tao sa isang lugar dahil hindi tayo mawawala dito sa pandemya,” Herbosa added.

Previously, Herbosa drew flak from the netizens over his response to the death of a senior citizen waiting in lines at a community pantry initiated by Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin. However, the official apologized and filed a resignation as an executive vice president of the University of the Philippines (UP).


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