- Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III shared his thoughts regarding the recent statement of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
- Sotto quipped that Duque might mean that the COVID-19 curve in the country has “fattened”
- He pointed out that many people gained weight during the community quarantine in the Philippines
- As of posting time, there are now 58,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded by the Department of Health
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Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has aired his thoughts regarding the recent statement of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.
KAMI learned that the Senate President addressed the announcement of Duque that the COVID-19 curve in the Philippines already “flattened.”
In a Facebook post by Inquirer, Sotto jokingly hits back to Duque about the current situation of the COVID-19 curve in the country.
“Baka fatten the curve ang ibig niyang sabihin. Daming tumaba,” he said.
As reported by GMA News Online (authored by Llanesca Panti), Duque took back his statement that the curve of COVID-19 cases in the country already flattened.
He explained that he got confused by the question. Duque clarified that the country was able to bend or start the curve of the cases.
“Paumanhin po sa confusion na resulta ng aking earlier statement, nalito lang po ako sa tanong. Iyong longer case doubling time which is eight days, ibig sabihin po nito, nailiko na, nasimulan na nating nailiko o naikurba na natin ang epidemic curve nung imposition ng ECQ noong March,” he said.
“Now, we are seeing an increase in cases dahil sa expanded testing and community transmission as we allow more movement of people, dahil nagluwag na po tayo ng restrictions,” he added.
As of July 15, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded a total of 58,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. There are also 36,260 active cases.
Earlier, several lawmakers aired their thoughts regarding the statement of Duque. Among the senators who reacted were Sonny Angara, Migz Zubiri, Kiko Pangilinan, and Risa Hontiveros.
A month ago, Duque also claimed that the country was on its second wave already. However, he took it back and apologized for the confusion.
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