Hold up, we still can’t hold hands in public for now

Beginning May 16, the ECQ has been slightly modified with some areas in the Philippines placed under less strict guidelines. However, the way we used to live still seems too far to reinstate so we have to get by with the “new normal.”

Currently, there are 12,305 confirmed COVID-19 positive patients in the country, with 817 deaths and 2,561 recoveries recorded. By the looks of it, there’s a long way to go.

But we’re happy to hear that there are couples who have reunited after months of not seeing each other! It’s been hard to deal with this crisis without a special someone or your loved ones so we really understand the longing you’ve experienced.

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Though you can rejoice and be able to spend time together now, there are still a pretty notable list of dos and don’ts.

Apparently, romantic strolls are prohibited for now. Presidential Spokesperson said during an interview with DZMM, holding hands while walking, or how we like to call as HHWW, should be avoided in the meantime.

“Basta wala pong kumpol-kumpulan. Iyong mga mag-asawa po, kinakailangan maghiwalay kayo ‘pag naglalakad. Temporary hiwalay muna iyong mga boyfriend… wala munang holding hands habang naglalakad po,” he stated.

Do not be upset, this is better than no interaction at all, right? As long as the minimum safety requirements are followed, you and your boo can do your thing!

Be safe guys, wear a mask, bring alcohol anywhere you go. Prioritize sanitizing more than affection!

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