SAN JUAN – The Department of Health announced on Tuesday the launch of the campaign on social networks, “Transform hugs into words,” which urges people to write Christmas postcards to their families as a way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 .
“We urge the population to prevent physical distancing from becoming a barrier to demonstrate the affection we feel towards our family and friends,” said the Secretary of Health, Lorenzo González, in a press release.
“The best way to show love is by protecting ourselves and looking for alternatives that prevent the spread of COVID-19 among those we love,” he emphasized.
The initiative is disseminated through social networks by using the hashtag #abrazaconpalabras.
Likewise, through social networks, people who are motivated to follow this initiative, can upload a photo or video including the label and promote that people show their love, safely.
The plan also presents contents that break down ideas and alternatives to carry out family activities, without compromising health and exposing oneself to contagion.
For this campaign, we had the collaboration of the Commission for the Prevention of Suicide (CPS), an office attached to the Department of Health, with the aim of creating messages aimed at giving solidarity at Christmas time.
On the other hand, as part of the efforts made by the Department of Health to raise awareness about prevention measures to prevent the spread of covid-19, a music video by singer Julio César Sanabria was released and produced by WIPR.
In addition, through social networks, six testimonials will be presented that represent people who were infected and overcame the virus, as well as those who experienced the loss of a family member due to Covid-19.
“At this time, the call to prevent infections is amplified. This is no time to lower your guard. The use of masks, hand washing, physical distancing and cleaning of surfaces continue to be the most effective weapons against COVID-19 ”, concluded González.