The Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the Filipino Community and Filipino Chaplaincy at Bayernallee, Berlin, held an Information Session on Health, Hygiene, and Wellness on 09 February 2020 with over 140 community members in attendance.
In introducing the session, Philippine Ambassador Theresa Dizon-De Vega stated that this is part of the Embassy’s efforts to keep the Filipino Community informed with data from official sources and to help raise awareness of health and wellness issues in the community.
Filipino-German Doctor Leif Bayani Marold gave a presentation on the basic characteristics of the 2019 novel Coronavirus or n-CoV based on the latest findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the information of the community members.
He likewise exhorted the audience members not to panic and instead to observe healthy and hygienic practices to protect themselves from illness and to achieve overall wellness. Aside from the n-CoV discussion, Dr. Marold also gave pointers on maintaining proper hygiene, nutrition, rest, exercise, and mental wellness.