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DOH reminds public to observe health protocols amid Holy Week festivities

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reminded the public to observe health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the Holy Week festivities.

In a statement, the DOH advised the public to continue wearing face masks and observing health protocols to maximize safety while participating in religious activities this week.

“Through vaccination and adherence to safety precautions, today, we are able to celebrate Holy Week, without any restrictions. Hence, we must continue upholding shared responsibility to protect everyone,” the Health Department said.

The department also encouraged the public to get vaccinated, strengthen the wall of immunity, and help prevent the spread of severe and critical effects brought by COVID-19.

The DOH on Friday recorded 350 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide tally to 4,083,275.

Based on the department’s latest bulletin, the number of active cases slightly increased by 238 to 9,568. — DVM, GMA Integrated News