Pag-abot ng COVID case sa peak ‘premature’ pa – DOH, WHO

Pag-abot ng COVID case sa peak ‘premature’ pa – DOH, WHO

January 12, 2022 @ 5:00 PM 7 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Iginiit ng Department of Health (DOH) at World Health Organization (WHO) na masyado pang maaga kung sasabihing naabot na ang peak ng COVID case sa bansa.

Naniniwala si DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III na ang Pilipinas ay nasa “acceleration phase” lamang ng COVID-19 surge.

“Premature. Kaya lang naman mababa kasi galing yan sa Sunday testing output, usually Sunday— mababa ang testing output kasi iba sarado, madami naka isolate dahil may symptoms, yung iba nag-quarantine because naexpose.” paliwanag ni Duque.

“This is not an indication that the peak is over, we might still be in the acceleration phase of our surge.”

 “Like what happened in South Africa, mabilis tumaas, mabilis bumaba. Four weeks lang yun. I hope we follow the same trend or pattern,” dagdag pa nito.

Sinabi naman ni WHO Country Representative to the Philippines Dr. Rabindra Abeyansighe na dapat maging maingat ang publiko sa paglalahad ng mga konklusyon.

“It’s premature to say that we’ve reached the peak. We may still see an increasing number. We are carefully looking at how it is evolving in NCR and in the other regions. At this point in time, it is difficult, too premature to assume that we have reached the peak.”

“What is critically important is, we reduce the opportunity for virus transmission by following the minimum public health standards by reducing close contacts, by early isolation and quarantining if you know that you are having symptoms and you have been a close contact— so that we minimize the opportunities for virus to spread, and this maybe will be able to reduce the transmission,” dagdag pa ni Abeyansighe. RNT/FGDC