Pres. Duterte May Speak About COVID-19 Response of the Gov’t on Thursday
DUTERTE – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte may announce changes in the response of the government to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Half of 2020 has passed and the battle against COVID-19 has yet to come to an end. This coronavirus disease has shaken the healthcare systems of over 200 countries and territories across the globe.
The Philippines is one of those battling against COVID-19. Currently, the total cases of coronavirus recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) is 83,673 with 1,947 deaths and 26,617 recoveries.
Every day, the Health Department still records fresh cases of the coronavirus disease. It is characterized by flu-like symptoms but there are also many asymptomatic cases wherein patients show no sign at all but they are positive for the disease.
Currently, the community quarantine measures are still up in the Philippines. The wearing of a face mask is now a protocol and as well as the social distancing.
Recently, Malacañang gave an update regarding the response of the government to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a report on CNN, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte might announce changes on the government’s response on Thursday.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that “things will not be the same”. According to the report, the spokesman said that there will be major changes in the response of the government to the pandemic.
Roque said that there are currently appeals from the local government units thus the recommendations are still not final. The changes are eyed to be implemented starting August 1.
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