President Bongbong Marcos Speaks on COVID Lockdown during 1st SONA
PRESIDENT BONGBONG MARCOS – The Chief Executive promised during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) that there will be no more lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippines went through several lockdowns in the pursuit to fight the spread of COVID-19. This virus which was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) more than two (2) years ago cost millions of lives across the globe and crashed the economy of several nations.
In PH, there were months when people’s mobility was really limited. Border closures were implemented to fight the spread of the disease which greatly affected the healthcare system of the country. The educational institutions also adopted blended learning in delivering lessons to the students for their safety. The lessons are given through online classes or modules.
Many people lost their jobs amid the COVID lockdown. Several big and small companies and businesses were not able to cope with the lockdown and had no choice but to permanently close.
Recently, during the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Bongbong Marcos who has just assumed office last June 30, he promised that there will be no more COVID lockdown. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, he stressed that the Philippines cannot afford another lockdown.
Marcos Jr. expressed that there must be a balance in prioritizing the health and safety of the people on one end and the economy on the other end. According to the 64-year-old President who has just recovered from COVID-19, the alert level system will remain for now.
The Philippines has one of the longest lockdowns in the world. Promising that there will be no more COVID lockdowns in the country, President Bongbong Marcos vowed that he will build a vaccine institute and a center for disease control and prevention.
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