2021년 12월 09일 목요일
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PH back to low-risk status for COVID-19

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2021-10-27 03:30

Minors accompanied by their parents get inoculated at the Ospital ng Maynila on Friday as vaccination for 12- to 17-year-olds continues, prioritizing adolescents with health conditions. —(Photo by Marianne Bermudez)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] The Philippines is back to low risk of a COVID-19 outbreak, two months and a half since the country returned to a lockdown due to a surge in cases driven by the Delta variant of the virus, PH Inquirer reported. The Department of Health (DOH) broke the news on Monday but immediately cautioned against complacency in observing health protocols, saying some hospitals were still full of COVID-19 patients.

It also called out government agencies and local authorities that allowed crowded mass gatherings such as those seen along Manila Bay’s artificial dolomite sand beach during the weekend. “We are not saying we are out of the woods; we are not saying that we have totally decongested our hospitals,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire stressed in an online press briefing on Monday. “What we are saying as a matter of fact and based on the data we have now is that the number of hospital admissions [has] gone down. But we are not saying that we have no more problems,” she added.

She said at the national level, the country was classified at low risk due to the 48-percent decline in new cases in the past two weeks compared to the previous two weeks, and less hospital congestion.


 

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