UP expert warns COVID-19 cases may exceed 100,000 mark by August

UP expert warns COVID-19 cases may exceed 100,000 mark by August

- A research group from the University of the Philippines claimed that the country may have over 100,000 COVID-19 cases by August

- The Philippines may exceed the 100,000 mark if the government will not change the system in handling the pandemic, the expert said

- He also suggested that the authorities should tighten the border controls and immediately isolate the patients

- As of posting time, there are now more than 46,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country

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An expert from the University of the Philippines warned that the Philippines may have over 100,000 cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 by August.

KAMI learned that Dr. Guido David, a member of the UP OCTA Research group, claimed that it will exceed 100,000 if the trend continues.

UP expert warns COVID-19 cases may exceed 100,000 mark by August

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In a report by the ABS-CBN News, David urged the government to change the system in handling the pandemic to prevent the further increase of the cases.

"Sa nakita ko, iyong trend niya mas mataas pa, hihigit pa sa 100,000 kung hindi natin baguhin iyong ating sistema, ating pag-handle ng pandemya," David said.

The UP expert also asked the authorities to tighten the border controls and immediately isolate those who tested positive for COVID-19 instead of asking them to undergo home quarantine.

Aside from that David said that the government should rethink the situation of transportation workers now that almost 200 employees of MRT-3 tested positive for the coronavirus.

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The coronavirus disease has infected over 11 million people across the globe. The coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China.

As of July 6, 2020, the Department of Health has recorded a total of 46, 333 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The active cases are 32, 845.

The Palace also said on Monday that the Metro Manila could go back to “stricter” community quarantine if hospitals will be overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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