Department of Health releases statement: "It is safe to organize and attend public gatherings, festivals"

Department of Health releases statement: "It is safe to organize and attend public gatherings, festivals"

Looks like it's a little safer to head out to shows again.

On Tuesday (02/18), the Philippines' Department of Health, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and the Department of Tourism released a statement on public gathering, writing that it is now safe to organize and attend public gatherings, meetings, and festivals.

"The DOH reminds the general public to wash your hands regularly, and to seek medical attention if signs of cough, colds, sore throat, and fever appear," they say in the joint statement. "All preventive and precautionary measures have been put in place by the national government to contain the spread of the COVID-19."

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The release of the joint statement  comes in light of the Health Department warning citizens against attending concerts and street parties.

The public should be reminded to regularly wash hands as a precaution.