CHR says PWDs must be given ‘infection mitigating tips’

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Published June 30, 2020, 11:52 AM

By Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

The negative impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis have spread far and wide, and this burden has been more acutely felt by persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Commission on Human Rights (MANILA BULLETIN)

In its human rights advisory in pursuit of the rights-based model of disability amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said there is a clamor for PWDs to be adequately informed about the government response to the pandemic.

PWDs are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their reliance on physical contact with support persons or the environment. Some PWDs even have respiratory conditions, and PWDs who contract COVID-19 likewise face additional challenges

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