PH vaccine czar says face-to-face election campaign poses 'big challenge, risk'


Posted at Feb 03 2021 03:35 PM

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Face-to-face campaigning for the 2022 national elections pose a "big challenge and risk" to the country's COVID-19 situation, an official leading the country's pandemic response said on Wednesday. 

"Talaga pong nakikita po natin na malaki po iyon na challenge at risk, iyong magkakaroon po ng face-to-face na crowd gathering," said Carlito Galvez Jr, chief implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19. 

"Nakikita po natin na iyong pagkakampanya po, it will enhance iyong close contact with different people," he said in a public briefing. 

(We really see that it will be a big challenge and risk to have face-to-face, crowd gatherings. We see that with campaigning, it will enhance close contact among different people.)

Galvez said he would discuss the issue with the Commission on Elections.

Watch part of the briefing here.