Doctors say no holding hands, “beso-beso” this Valentine’s Day due to COVID-19

  • Doctors and health experts advised the public to restrain themselves from holding hands and doing close physical contact with their lovers, especially this Valentine’s Day
  • Dr. Amelita Guzon said it is best to avoid close contact, especially if your partner shows flu-like symptoms
  • Dr. Ferchito Avelino, Epidemiology Bureau chief of the Department of Health (DOH) said it is best to make these simple sacrifices even after Valentine’s Day to avoid the spread of COVID-19

Health experts have warned lovers this Valentine’s Day to avoid holding hands and even “beso-beso.”

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In the midst of the novel coronavirus scare in the country, doctors have advised the public to be “less affectionate” this coming “Hearts Day.” And while Pinoys are known to be affectionate lovers, it is best to tone down the romance a little bit especially if your partner displays flu-like symptoms.

Dr. Amelita Guzon, in an interview with GMA, urged couples to continue practicing the health advisories set by the Department of Health (DOH). She advised that couples should restrain themselves from holding hands or even “beso-beso” unless they are sure their partners don’t show any symptoms that might be associated with the novel coronavirus.

Even Dr. Ferchito Avelino, Epidemiology Bureau chief of the Department of Health (DOH) echoed the same sentiments and said lovers should continue making these simple sacrifices even after Valentine’s Day.

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The health experts said that avoiding close physical contacts with sick individuals can help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Following proper hygiene, washing hands and wearing a mask when you have cough or colds have also been advised. They also suggested to be mindful and know the travel history of your partners, especially if they have been to countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

You can watch the video from GMA’s YouTube channel:

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