- Angelica Panganiban took to social media to air her sentiments about the single-day highest recorded surge at 15K+ of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines
- Earlier, the DOH released a report confirming it is the highest so far since the virus struck the country
- The actress lamented the fact that the numbers came only from those who can afford to be tested
- Other celebrities also aired their concern about the continued surge
Angelica Panganiban made her sentiments known on social media upon learning of the DOH report confirming the highest surge in one day of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
In an Inquirer report which cited DOH data, April 2 marked the highest recorded surge of the virus infection at 15K+ confirmed new cases.
The actress said that the numbers came only from those who underwent check-up and swab test, but these were people who can afford the tests.
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The actress is wondering if the real confirmed cases might be higher considering there are many Filipinos who cannot afford to have a check-up or swab test.
She also lamented the fact that amid financial difficulties, there is a need to shell out money to undergo a swab test and if positive, there is also the question of hospitalization and other expenses.
“Hinang hina ka na... maglalabas ka pa sa bulsa mo ng pera, para ma swab. At malalaman mo, pasitib ka sa covid mami! Pano na pa ospital? Gamot? Mental care?! Yung vaccine ba aasahan pa namin sa inyo? D naman diba? KKB! Nakakaiyak. Ito ang emotional. #freemasstesting,” Angelica posted on Twitter.
Other celebrities also used social media to air their sentiments and concern.
In a one-word post laden with emotions, actress Gabbi Garcia made known her frustrations with those in charge. Reposting a photo of the news report showing the 15K+ surge, her caption read: “Anu na?”
Angel Locsin, on the other hand, prayed for the safety and well-being of frontliners.
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The Department of Health reported that COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country despite government efforts to control it. While the arrival of the vaccine from China and from WHO’s COVAX facility provided a glimmer of hope, reports of thousands of new infections kept pouring in, with the highest single-day surge so far at 15K+ on April 2. As this developed, Pinoys will no longer be allowed entry in the United Kingdom, at least temporarily, after the country included the Philippines in its red list, according to a PNA news report.
The coronavirus infection struck the country early last year, which eventually spread to crowded communities in urban areas. Before this happened, the deadly coronavirus is already a topic of discussion not only in China but also in the world at large. Since its outbreak, the virus has so far taken the lives of so many people, leaving fear and despair among the world's populace.
After almost a year, Filipinos became hopeful once again with the news that vaccines are almost ready with Pfizer as the foremost among them. However, hope dimmed again with the news about two people from the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK who received Pfizer's approved coronavirus vaccine falling ill and needed to be treated for serious allergic reactions. At the time, the UK government warned that those who have severe allergies may not be able to receive the vaccine due to the reactions exhibited by the two patients.
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