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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged the public to continue practicing health measures to prevent contracting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In his address to the nation, Duterte asked Filipinos to regularly wash hands and strictly observe physical distancing.

“Mga kababayan, ganito ‘yan. Importante that you wear mask, the washing of hands, tapos social distancing,” the Chief Executive said.

“Kung maaari lang wag ka na lumapit. Hindi na uso ngayon na lumapit ka pa,” he added.

Duterte made the statement after Health Secretary Fransisco Duque III attributed the surge in the number of recoveries to adherence to minimum public health standards.

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