Roel Rosauro’s Takeaways From COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the last two months, life has drastically changed around the world. The coronavirus outbreak is not just an epidemic anymore, it is now a global pandemic.

The virus has brought a wave of deaths, illness and economical issues all over the world, while also giving everyone lessons in dealing with such crises.

For ONE Championship’s Roel “Akiyama” Rosauro, the situation only pushed him to be even more prepared moving forward.

“What we’re facing is something that we haven’t seen before. The number of cases and fatalities are rising, even the lockdown that the government is imposing is new to us, and obviously it’s harder for the less fortunate, but we have to do it in order to stop the spread of the virus,” Rosauro said.

“The virus has affected us not only in health but with the way we live everyday. But for me, we have to look at the things that we could learn in the situation we’re facing.”

For Rosauro, there are a lot of takeaways and lessons to be learned while under lockdown for the past six weeks.

First is the value of saving. Not knowing when disaster will strike once more, Rosauro is realizing the importance of being ready for the next big calamity.

“Here we’ve seen the importance of being ready financially in the time of crisis. In these times, the source of income is limited and work generally stops because of the lockdown,” Rosauro shared.

“Now I am teaching my daughter the importance of saving because it’s such a big help in times of crisis. The importance of emergency funds can really be seen now.”

“Akiyama” also points out that the people are generally more conscious about their health now, something that was taken for granted by some people before the crisis started.

The proud Cebuano urges everyone to boost their health system through exercising regularly in their homes.

“Everyday the number is rising and people now are seeing the importance of having good health, because this is the only weapon that we have right now aside from staying in our homes,” Rosauro stated.

“Now I encourage everyone to sweat it out and exercise. 30 minutes of exercise will be a big help in fighting the virus.”

Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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