Camp of Vice Pres. Robredo Speaks on COVID-19 Problem in PH
ROBREDO – The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo spoke about the Philippines being compared with other countries over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippines is facing a much bigger problem over the COVID-19 pandemic now. It has greatly increased and several new variants of the disease were detected.
In the country, the total COVID-19 cases has already went past the 1-million mark. Every day, the Department of Health (DOH) is recording at least 8,000 new cases of the disease. The spike has alarmed a lot of people.
Currently, the whole Metro Manila is under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). It was extended until May 14 while most parts of the country is under a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) now.
Recently, the government said that the Philippines is doing better in faring the COVID-19 pandemic compared to several other countries like the United States. The countries mentioned by presidential spokesman Harry Roque got higher cases than PH.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) also confirmed that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte instructed the news agencies to stress that PH is faring better than other nations in handing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo. According to the report, the vice president’s spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez, said that PH must not focus on the comparison with other countries but on the country’s target in the fight against the pandemic. With regards to the order of the President, Gutierrez expressed that there is nothing wrong with it but he raised a quest on comparing the country with the nations that handle the pandemic well.
“Hindi ba gusto mong ihambing ang sarili mo doon sa pinakamagaling, di ba?” he expressed.
Reportedly, the camp of Vice Pres. Robredo stressed that the questions that need to be tackled include the ways on how to lower the transmission rate and how to speed up the rolling out of the vaccines. Currently, the country is on the move to achieve the target “herd immunity” against the COVID-19.
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