Pres. Duterte Speaks on Response of PH to COVID-19 Pandemic
DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte spoke on the response of the government to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 200 countries and territories have recorded cases of COVID-19. Declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), this disease has rapidly spread across the globe and brought a lot of changes.
In the Philippines, the entire nation is under community quarantine measures until now. As of this writing, the Department of Health (DOH) has logged a total of 359,169 cases of the disease.
Nowadays, it is already a protocol to wear a face mask when going outdoors and to practice social distancing. Meanwhile, community quarantine measures have already eased in several areas in the country.
Every Monday, the President speaks through a televised national address with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates are delivered and as well as changes on the measures and protocols to be implemented.
In his recent late-night televised address, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte commended the government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic saying that the result shows the country is succeeding.
“Meaning to say, we are working, we are succeeding, and everybody is putting his effort, sweat dito sa trabaho,” the President said.
Based on the report, Pres. Duterte said that “there’s an improvement” in all the aspects of the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Some officials of the government are sent for an official visit to monitor the situation in areas that recorded high cases of the disease.
According to National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 policy chief implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr., La Union, Ilagan City, Isabela, and Baguio City recorded high cases of coronavirus cases in the last two weeks. The officials are set to visit these areas.
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