Enforcing physical distancing to fight COVID-19 in upcoming UP CIFAL webinar

| Written by Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta


Physical distancing, more commonly known as “social distancing,” is one of the important strategies to fight COVID-19 by preventing the spread of the coronavirus through droplets when in close contact with other people. But how do you enforce physical distancing in a country whose capital city is one of the densest  in the world, and where the poorest communities live in cramped spaces where standing at arm’s length from others is near impossible?

The UP International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders Philippines (UP CIFAL Philippines), iAcademy, and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. will be discussing the issue of physical distancing in an upcoming webinar, “No Crowding, Please: COVID-19 and Physical Distancing”, to be held on July 3, 2020, Friday, 15:00 (Manila time).

The webinar will explore the local governance, human rights and technological aspects of physical distancing as a strategy to combat this pandemic. This online discussion also seeks to emphasize the roles of various sectors, such as the government, academe, and private sector for the effective implementation of physical distancing. Speakers will be:President and CEO Vanessa Tanco of iACADEMY; Carlos Conde, researcher for the Asia Division of the Human Rights Watch; and, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.

All are welcome to participate in the 7th installment of the UP CIFAL Philippines webinar series on July 3. Please register here: https://bit.ly/2ArDgVP.

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