Pres. Duterte Gives Estimated Year PH Can Return To Normalcy
DUTERTE – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte spoke on the estimated year when the Philippines can return to normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 200 countries and territories were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippines is one of the nations that logged cases of the coronavirus disease.
In the Philippines, a lot of changes took place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, several businesses were not able to cope with the demands of the pandemic and had to close.
The closure of many businesses lead to the loss of income on the part of the employers and the loss of source of living on the employees. A lot of people are currently struggling financially amid the crisis.
Also, classes were not able to start in June last year. Usually, the school year begins in the 6th month of the year and on a face-to-face classes. Amid the pandemic, the face-to-face classes are prohibited.
Students now are under blended learning – through online classes and modules. Huge gatherings are greatly prohibited in the pursuit to curb the spread of the disease.
Community quarantine measures are still up in the Philippines. It is now a protocol that everyone must wear a face mask and practice social distancing when going outdoors.
A lot of things have changed in the Philippines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte was asked of the estimated time when the country can return to normalcy.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Pres. Duterte said that “maybe first or second quarter of year” 2023 the Philippines can return to normalcy. He stressed that it is with the help of God.
National Task Force on COVID-19 Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. also see 2023 as the estimated year that Filipinos can return to their normal lives and, according to him, it is through our bayanihan spirit that things can be achieved including the revival of the economy.
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