MANILA, Philippines — St. Luke’s Medical Center released a series of powerful photos on their official social media page to serve as reminders for everyone that safety precautions should always be observed in order to avoid sickness due to COVID-19.
The first photo shows two men: one wearing a facemask and the other lying on the hospital bed wearing an oxygen mask. Both with similar text: “I can’t breathe.”
The hospital wrote in the post: “Wearing of face mask and face shield is highly recommended to protect you from the COVID-19 virus. A safety reminder from St. Luke’s Medical Center.”
The second photo depicts two women: one lying on a sofa bed alone at home while the other on the hospital bed showing sickness. Both again with similar text: “I don’t want to be alone.”
Accompanying the viral image is the caption, ” Stay at home and minimize your exposure to the virus. A safety reminder from St. Luke’s Medical Center”
As of writing, both posts have gone viral, garnering over 20,000 shares combined on St. Luke’s Official Facebook Page.
As of March 26, the Philippines’ Covid-19 cases has propelled to 702,856 total cases as health authorities reported a fresh high of 9,838 infections just for one day.
In the wake of the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, the government recently placed Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, and Laguna under general community quarantine – and called it the “NCR Plus bubble” – from March 22 to April 4 in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
Reporting by: Sofia Santiago