Roque to public: Time to go for a vacation after a long lockdown period
MANILA, Philippines — It is time to go for a vacation after a long period of lockdown, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday as he invited the public to visit the newly reopened Boracay.
“Ang mensahe po ng Presidente, kinakailangan mabuhay po tayo sa kabila ng COVID-19. Puwede naman po gawin yan sa pamamagitan ng pag-ingat sa ating mga buhay nang tayo po’y maghanapbuhay,” Roque said in an online briefing from Boracay.
(The President’s message, we have to live despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We can do that by caring for our life while we work.)
“Panahon na po para tayo naman po ay magbakasyon matapos ang napakatagal na lockdown lalong lalo na sa Metro Manila. Nagaantay na po ang pinakamagandang beach sa buong mundo. Boracay, open for business,” he added.
(It is time for us to take a vacation after a long period under lockdown, especially in Metro Manila. The most beautiful beach in the world is waiting. Boracay, open for business.)
Boracay reopened to more local tourists on October 1.
Tourists need to present a negative result of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction 48 to 72 hours prior to traveling to the island.
Travelers aged below 21 and above 60 years old are allowed to visit Boracay as long as they have no comorbidity or worse health conditions.
It was in June when Boracay Island reopened, but only for residents of Western Visayas.
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