Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has been made fun of recently by netizens for advising people to wear face masks even inside their homes amid the surging of coronavirus cases.
He pointed out that the transmission of the virus happens among family members.
“Dapat ang best try ay gawin nila. Ang pinaka-importante dyan, kung talagang hindi nila maiiwasan, talagang magsuot sila ng mask. Advisable din ‘yung face shield dyan,” Año told Unang Hirit.
“Ang importante rin, ‘yung mga elders na kasama natin sa bahay dapat maprotektahan sila. Dapat talaga nakasuot sila ng mga mask, ‘yung mga mahihirap, at kung hindi pupwede, lahat talaga magstay at home,” he added.
Año received massive criticism from the public for this advice.
Netizen Joma Beliganio was one of those who made fun of Año. Joma went viral when he posted photos of himself doing his daily routine while wearing a surgical face mask.
He shared photos of himself taking a bath and brushing his teeth with a face mask on.
His post has nearly 20k likes which netizens found hilarious.
Gretchen Ho also doesn’t agree with the secretary’s recommendation.
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) August 10, 2020
Netizens shared concurring sentiments.
Di ba ang t.a.n.g.a. lang ng nagsuggest nito?
— lleinaGarcia (@ca826) August 10, 2020
Di kakayanin specially pag may kids, mag wear nga lang ng face mask hirap na sila ehhhh. Besides di namn kmi lumalabas ng bhay pag di importante.
— Whinsky1214 (@whinsky1214) August 10, 2020