The President of the Philippines has once again been anti-intellectual, letting the poor use gasoline to disinfect their masks, and insisted that”it is not a joke”
According to a report by the BBC on July 31, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte spoke again and let people use Gasoline disinfects the masks and insists that he is”not kidding.”
Duterte made the remarks about cleaning the mask with gasoline last week, but officials quickly corrected him and said it was just a joke. Health officials also stated that masks should be cleaned normally and surgical masks should be replaced promptly after use.
But on Friday, Duterte said more exaggeratedly:”What I said is true! Go to the gas station to clean the mask!” In fact, there is no evidence that Gasoline can disinfect masks, long-term contact with gasoline is even harmful, and dumping flammable liquids also poses a risk of fire.
Speaking of his earlier remarks, Duterte said:“Some people criticized that Duterte is crazy. If I am crazy, then you should be the president, not Me. What I said is true. If there is no alcohol, especially the poor, go to the gas station and disinfect with gasoline.”
Duterte also said:”At the end of the day, hang the mask Somewhere, if you can afford it, spray it with a disinfectant. For those who do not have this disinfectant, you can put the mask in gasoline or diesel oil.”
In February this year, the Philippines There was the first case of death from new crown virus infection. President Duterte played down the problem, saying that the virus will eventually disappear naturally . But a month later, the number of confirmed cases began to rise due to the lack of large-scale testing and contact tracing. In early March, President Duterte announced a blockade of the country’s main island Luzon. Duterte readjusted the national budget and sent soldiers to the streets to deal with the crisis. To this end, he was asked to deliver the latest State of the Union address to the nation every week.
An online survey by the Yuguan Survey Network found that the Duterte administration’s handling of the new crown virus has a certain effect. Compared with other areas with more severe infections, the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the Philippines is low, and the number of tests is also low. So far, only about 1%of the population has been screened.
However, the Philippines saw 3954 new cases on Thursday, a record high in a single day, with the total number of cases reaching 89,374. The confirmed death toll from the new coronavirus is less than 2,000.
Duterte announced on Friday that restrictions in the capital, Manila, will continue until mid-August. Manila is currently undergoing a complete community isolation, restricting the movement of elderly and children, and imposing other restrictions. The President also promised that if the new coronavirus vaccine is finally on the market, it will be distributed to the public for free, giving priority to low-income people in the Philippines.
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