Alert Level ‘di pa kailangang itaas – WHO

Alert Level ‘di pa kailangang itaas – WHO

January 12, 2022 @ 4:23 PM 7 months ago

Manila, Philippines – Hindi pa kailangang itaas ang Alert Level sa Metro Manila kahit pa patuloy na ang pagtaas ng kaso ng COVID, ayon sa World Health Organization (WHO) official.

“We are looking closely at Alert Level 3, and we saw significant reduction in mobility. And if yesterday’s reduction in numbers is any indication, maybe the current Alert Levels are adequate,” ani Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe, WHO Country Representative to the Philippines.

Tinutukoy niya rito ang bagong COVID-19 na naitala noong Enero 11 na bumaba sa 28,000 mula sa 33,000 bagong kaso noong Enero 10.

“We are very conscious of increasing Alert Level and restrictions, and [we will do it] if we see signs that our health care systems are being overwhelmed. Right now, we do not see that.”

“Our projection is that the Philippines, even if current trends continue until the end of the month, the red line analysis is that we can manage the health care system until January 27 to 28, and with trends yesterday, we may even manage even beyond that,” dagdag pa nito.

Paalala pa ni Abeyasinghe, dapat panatilihin ng publiko ang pagsunod sa minimum public health standards partikular na ang pagsusuot ng face mask at social distancing.

“By doing that, we reduce the risk of transmission rather than go on restrictions which have serious economic consequences. We should try to keep the economy open, until we see that the current Alert Levels are not working.” RNT/FGDC