PEOPLE who tested positive from COVID-19 already suffered severe anxiety, agony and social stigma even if they have already recovered from the deadly virus.
For this reason, Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco appealed to his constituents not to treat recovered patients differently or discriminate those who already allowed to go home with their families since they already experienced pain and hardship.
The mayor’s appeal came after a total of 88 COVID-19 patients were recovered and were allowed to go home to be with their families on Tuesday afternoon.
“Marami na po silang pinagdaanang hirap kaya nawa ay huwag na po silang makaranas ng diskriminasyon,” Mayor Tiangco said.
Despite a huge number of recoveries, the City Health Office on Tuesday afternoon recorded another 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 or 16 percent of 344 individuals who underwent swab test while 289 were found negative from the virus.
Consequently, Mayor Tiangco reiterates the call of the Department of Health (DOH) to wear face mask even inside the households following reports that large number of family members were infected by the disease.
“Hindi ito normal sa atin pero para sa kaligtasan ng ating mga mahal sa buhay, wala namang hindi natin kayang gawin para sa kanilang kabutihan,” the mayor said.