Philippines warns in opposition to complacency as virus unfold slows

2020/09 28 06:09

By: Bloomberg |

September 28, 2020 11:44:24 am


Philippines coronavirus, Philippines fears baby boom, Philippines population, World news, Indian expressDeaths accounted for 1.7% of instances as of September 21 versus 1.6% on August 17, in keeping with well being division knowledge. (Photograph by Ezra Acayan/Getty Photographs)

The Philippines can’t be complacent amid the slowdown within the unfold of the coronavirus as clusters of infections nonetheless stay whereas crucial instances have marginally elevated, well being authorities mentioned.

Reforms to centralize hospital command and intensify monitoring and isolation helped reduce new infections and decongest well being amenities this month, Well being Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire mentioned in a digital briefing on Monday.

The company is investigating a slight uptick in extreme and important instances, she mentioned. Deaths accounted for 1.7% of instances as of September 21 versus 1.6% on August 17, in keeping with well being division knowledge.

President Rodrigo Duterte is anticipated to resolve on Monday whether or not to increase or ease quarantine measures, that are attributable to finish on September 30.

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