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Lani Mercado appeals to Bacoor residents: Stop hate vs. COVID-19 patients

Apr 7, 2020 @ 7:50

Bacoor, Cavite Mayor Lani Mercado has appealed to residents to stop discriminating against persons who are positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as those suspected of carrying the virus.

In a Facebook post, Mercado said the privacy of COVID-19 patients should be respected.

“Kung sakaling alam niyo o kilala niyo ang pasyente o pamilya ng pasyente, pakiusap itigil ang pagkuha ng pictures ng kanilang mga bahay at ipopost niyo pa sa inyong Facebook accounts. Kailangan nila tayo. Kailangan nilang magpatuloy sa buhay. Kailangan nila ng karamay sa kanilang kalagayan,” she said.

Instead of discriminating against COVID-19 patients, Mercado said residents should include them in their prayers.

The mayor also urged residents to stop spreading gossip about those suspected of having COVID-19 or those who test positive for it.

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