MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has reminded Filipinos not to take the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lightly as one of his friends died from it after he did not take the virus seriously.
Duterte during his pre-recorded briefing on Monday said that his friend, who also hails from Davao City, was a known biker who touring the country several times. He said his friend contracted COVID-19. His friend’s wife was also later infected.
The couple later died separately — without them knowing of the other’s death.
“‘Yong lalaki na-COVID, ‘yong biker. So the penchant of a person to procrastinate, procrastinate is putting it off to another day what should be done today,…