Presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos called on the government to strengthen the country’s border control to prevent the entry of Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant.
In a statement, Marcos said the country is once again being threatened by a new variant but he is confident that together, the virus can be beaten.
“Don’t be disheartened. We have been there. We have survived all of Covid-19’s earlier variants,” he said, adding that he himself had survived the virus even if the process was painful.
In addition to strengthening the border, Marcos said Filipinos should continue observing the minimum health protocols and to get vaccinated at the soonest possible time.
“As a unified country, we will survive Omicron. We can still prevent it. Border control must be strengthened with health protocols maintained and we must speed up mass vaccinations to achieve herd immunity fast. The sooner, the better,” he said.
He added that it is important for the country to preempt the Omicron variant so that the gains that have been made will not go to waste.
“Our recovery as a country, although slow as it is, must not be compromised. The safety of the entire population is paramount,” Marcos said.
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