The Philippine government on Wednesday released crowd safety protocols in anticipation of millions of faithful flocking to various areas where there are papal activities.
Authorities have since rolled out strict measures to secure the Pope while he’s here, but taking care of the crowd—Pope Francis’ concluding mass at the Quirino Grandstand on Sunday alone could draw at least 6 million—is an even more challenging task.
A possible stampede is one of the worst-case scenarios authorities are trying to avoid.
Here are some reminders to survive a sea of crowd during the papal visit:
1. Keep calm, don’t push, don’t run.
2. Avoid bringing children, pregnant women, elderly and persons with heath issues to the event.
3. Identify a group leader.
4. Know where the exits are.
5. Designate a worst-case scenario meet-up place.
6. Avoid pushing and forcing your way through a sea of people.
7. Know when to get out of a crowd.
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