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).
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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