WHILE the Philippines continued to record a rising number of cases of COVID-19, other parts of the world are slowly getting on the road to recovery.
Italy, where PBA vet James Yap is currently staying with his wife and two children, recorded one of the highest numbers of cases of the disease, totaling around 240,000. However, it’s already making steady progress at flattening the curve, with less and less cases each day.
Still, the Rain or Shine player makes sure his family is well protected whenever they go out of their house in Urbino, the hometown of his wife Michela Cazzola.
"Nag-o-open na yung mga restaurants and yung shops nila. Parang getting back to normal na sila. Siyempre, ingat pa rin kahit alam mo na at nakikita mo na yung mga tao na nandito na lumalabas na, hindi nagwe-wear ng mask sa labas,” he said in a recent interview with Pep.ph.
Recently, when they went to dine in a local restaurant, he shared he was amazed by the way it was adapting to the new normal and wondered if the Philippines could also do the same.
“Hindi ko alam kung meron na sa atin to, pero ang galing nito,” he wrote on his Instagram post.
The 38-year-old filmed himself sharing what the restaurant staff told him when he asked for the menu. Instead of handing him a printed sheet of paper, they just asked customers to scan a QR code. The menu will then appear on the screens of their phones.
A truly contactless solution for these COVID-19 times.
“Dahil daw sa COVID, hindi nila ibibigay ang menu nila, magaling, high-tech, pwede,” he added.