Movie industry workers, isinalang na sa COVID-19 vaccination
Sinimulan na ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ang pagbabakuna kontra COVID-19 sa mga artista at iba pang nasa movie industry workers.
Ayon kay MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, bunga ito ng pakikipagtulungan ng kanilang hanay sa Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) at Movie Workers Welfare Foundation (MOWELFUND).
Tinatayang nasa 300,000 katao ang nagtatrabaho sa local film industry na direktang naapektuhan ng pandemya sa COVID-19.
“There are around 300,000 people from the local film industry who are directly affected by the pandemic. These include producers, cinemas, theater employees, ticket sellers, etc. However, if we include other businesses which are dependent on the movie industry, the total number of individuals affected stands at 500,000,” pahayag ni Abalos.
Umaasa si Abalos na dahil sa pagbabakuna, unti-unti nang makababalik sa normal ang industriya ng pelikula.
“With this vaccination, we have an extra layer of protection not only for us – but for our families and our co-workers and communities. It is an important step to help our lives return to normalcy,” pahayag ni Abalos.
Maikukunsidera aniyang economic frontliners ang mga nasa movie industry workers.
“We are doing this initiative as we look forward to jumpstarting the film industry and restore it to its former glory and be lively again. It is a move towards self-love, it’s an act of selflessness, responsibility and even nationalism – as we move towards herd immunity,” pahayag ni Abalos.
Umaasa si Abalos na papayagan na ng pamahalaan ang pagbubukas sa mga sinehan sa mga susunod na araw.
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