Pres. Duterte Speaks on Possible Spread of the Delta Variant of COVID-19 in PH
DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte told the Filipinos to pray for salvation amid the possibility that Delta variant would spread.
The Philippines is currently faced with another huge battle – the possible spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Considered as the variant of concern, it was reported to have a higher transmissibility rate compared with other mutations of the virus.
Currently, over a hundred cases of the Delta variant was recorded in PH. The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed local transmission of the said variant of concern. Some cases are from returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs).
Metro Manila and several other provinces are currently under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions. The local government units asked the hospitals to prepare for a possible surge in the cases of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant.
As for the business field, many business owners hope that the Delta variant would be contained and the economy won’t be shut down again. Prior to the detection of the variant of concern in PH, businessmen were hopeful of a merrier Christmas.
During his recently-held final State of the Nation Address (SONA), Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte told the Filipinos to “pray for salvation” over the possible spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Chief Executive stressed that the economy cannot anymore afford another lockdown.
According to Pres. Duterte, if the Delta variant would spread, he would have to tighten the quarantine protocols but “irreversible damage” may happen to the economy in the case of another lockdown. Based on the report, he stressed that there is no idea now as to when the virus would diminish.
“There is no telling when this virus would disappear from the planet Earth. We can only pray to God,” the President said.
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