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Earthquake Drill: How to Duck-Cover-Hold During Pandemic Times

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by John Paulo Aguilera and Jerome Ascano
Sep 10, 2020
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Civilian personnel of the Manila Police District headquarters participated in the first-ever virtual National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill  on Thursday, among many who joined the exercise through livestream because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The drill, which aims to "continuously instill to the public earthquake preparedness even during the pandemic" was broadcast on the Facebook page of the Office of Civil Defense.

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Viewers were urged to do the duck, cover, and hold in their houses.

"Ipinaalaala rin natin na hindi lamang COVID-19 ang ating dapat paghandaan. Kasabay ng mga hakbang na dapat sundin sa paglikas, dapat din natin isaalang-alang ang mga pamantayan para sa kaligtasan ng publiko ngayong panahon ng pandemya," said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

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