After the Philippines recorded more than 10,000 daily cases of COVID-19 infections, Sharon Cuneta appealed to netizens to observe health protocols and to stay at home.
In an Instagram post, Sharon posted, "Please naman maawa na kayo sa mga kababayan nating namamatay!!! TAO MUNA UNAHIN, puede po?! At tayong lahat sana sumunod na sa health protocols at huwag na matigas ang ulo dahil tayo din ang napapahamak."
She added, "Wear a mask. Keep social distancing. Huwag na lumabas kundi kailangan. Wash your hands. Use alcohol and sanitizer. Keep safe. May God have mercy on us all."
A netizen then commented on Sharon's Instagram post saying that ordinary citizens should take care of themselves because only the rich people can avail of proper healthcare.
The netizen wrote, "Keep safe guys. The only person who will help you and your family will be you. No one else. Ang may pera makakabili ng vaccine, makaka swab test. They can go to the hospital anytime. May pera e! Ako wala. So ingat ingat lang ng hindi mahawa ang mga kasambahay natin. I will continue praying for all Filipino people."
The Megastar then refuted the netizen's claim saying that even rich people nowadays can no longer easily avail of healthcare.
"That is no longer true. May kaibigan akong napakayaman, may cancer pa, apat na araw bago makakuha ng room sa Makati Med. Wala nang kwenta que mayaman o mahirap ka ngayon. Walang sinasanto ang COVID," she said.