The Philippines is experiencing adversities right now as the Taal Eruption was followed by Novel Corona-virus. Because of this, Filipinos are in panic and scared of the situation.
Many citizens raised awareness on social media after the spread of nCoV in the country that originated in Wuhan, China.
Actress and comedienne Pokwang slammed the anti-Chinese sentiments that became the headlines over the past few weeks.
The virus, also called nCoV, originated in China and is a cousin of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). It can reportedly be transmitted through coughing, sneezing and close contact with an infected person.
On January 31, Pokwang posted on her Instagram account tackling the discrimination against Chinese people.
Pokwang apologized for the harsh words against Chinese tourists in the country. She then explained that Filipinos are not scared of the Chinese themselves. But we are scared of the spread of the virus because many Filipinos can’t afford medical treatments.
“We pray for the healing of everyone in your country [especially] the children and for the benefit of everybody,” she added.
The first confirmed case was the 38-year-old Chinese woman is the of the deadly virus in the country, as disclosed on Jan. 30 by the Department of Health. She is currently isolated at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila.
The novel corona-virus has claimed the lives of at least 213 people in China alone. The World Health Organization has declared a global emergency over the outbreak.