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Business Mirror : BBM-Sara UniTeam resumes Covid aid ops; volunteers to distribute medicines, face mask to NCR hospitals

News & Interviews
5 January 2022

By Business Mirror

With Metro Manila once again placed under Alert Level 3 amid the continued threat of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the BBM-Sara UniTeam was quick to resume Covid assistance operations, directing their volunteers to distribute medicines and face masks to hospitals in the metropolis.

Presidential aspirant and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate Davao Mayor Sara Duterte on Tuesday ordered an inventory and repacking of their supplies in their national headquarters for immediate distribution.

“Napaghandaan na natin ang ganitong sitwasyon o ang posibleng pagtaas muli ng kaso sa Covid-19, kaya may imbak pa rin tayo ng mga face mask at mga gamot galing sa ating mga taga-suporta,” a statement from the UniTeam read.

The tandem wants to prioritize the protection of frontliners since they are key to ensuring the health of the public.

The UniTeam said they are just resuming their Covid-19 operations, which they have already started doing, albeit separately, even before the pandemic affected the country in 2020. There are available supplies and their volunteers already know what to do in the face of the renewed threat of a new variant.

The National Capital Region (NCR) and its neighboring provinces have been placed under the stricter Alert Level 3 from January 3 to January 15 due to the pronounced increase in cases and the three confirmed local cases of the Omicron variant.

In line with this, the UniTeam reminded the public to strictly comply with health protocols and continue to guard against the coronavirus.

The tandem also called for a strengthened national vaccination program since vaccines are still the best defense against the virus.

“Bakuna pa rin ang pinakamabisang sandata, kaya tayo ay nananawagan na magpabakuna na ang lahat ng mga hindi pa nababakunahan,” they appealed.