- A University of the Philippines (UP) professor divulged his observation about COVID-19 in Metro Manila
- He claimed that the said place is already improving in terms of fighting the virus
- The expert also mentioned that the downward trend must continue for a few more weeks before easing quarantine restrictions
- According to the said professor, the government must seek the advice of health professionals
An expert from the University of the Philippines (UP) recently claimed that Metro Manila is improving in terms of fighting the novel coronavirus disease.
KAMI learned of the said information when Professor Ranjit Rye of the UP-OCTA Research team spoke before the media.
He stated that the downward trend must continue for a few more weeks before downgrading the community quarantine status in the said region.
Rye also mentioned that health experts must be asked for pieces of advice first before coming up with a decision to ease the quarantine restrictions.
“The R for the Philippines is 0.92 and the R for (National Capital Region) is 0.83. These numbers are below 1 which is good,” he explained.
“We caution [the government] with regards to prematurely downgrading the quarantine status of the NCR. This decision should only be made if there is supporting data and only on the advice of health experts,” he added.
Today, September 23, the National Capital Region recorded 1,222 new COVID-19 cases. It is still the highest among all the regions in the Philippines.
The novel coronavirus disease continues to affect the lives of millions of people around the world. The Philippines is one of the countries that is greatly hit by the crisis.
A few months ago, an Italian doctor claimed that the virus is already getting weaker and it may just disappear without the need for a vaccine.
A pharma firm called Regeneron also announced a piece of positive information about the COVID-19 treatment that it is developing. It said that the possible treatment has entered the final stage of clinical trials.
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