MANILA, Philippines -- Six-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, still recovering from a fractured leg, expressed his gratitude to the frontliners while on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The San Miguel center spoke to his over 185,000 followers on Instagram on Monday, reminding them to follow the protocols of the lockdown.
"Kailangan natin sumunod sa lockdown… (para) makaiwas tayo sa sakit, hindi tayo magkahawahan," said Fajardo, who received his sixth MVP trophy on March 8 -- the lone PBA game day of the season before all activities were suspended due to COVID-19.
"Iwas tayo sa crowded places," Fajardo also said during an over six-minute long video. "Masyado tayong exposed kapag nasa maraming tao tayo."
He also advised against panic buying, if possible, and reminded his fans to keep the faith amidst these difficult times.
Fajardo also offered a shoutout to "the doctors and nurses that are working hard to fight the coronavirus, and all of the people making our daily lives easier."
"Ingat kayong lahat," he said, before adding: "Wash your hands."
Fajardo is not the only San Miguel player to give out some reminders during the lockdown. Their veteran point guard, Chris Ross, also advised people to help "flatten the curve."
"We need to stay away, stay self-quarantined, and act as if you do have it," Ross said. "Let's all fight it together, it's something that we can overcome."
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