PHILIPPINES readies shift to ‘new normal’

Country back at low risk for Covid-19

The government is already preparing for the shift to “new normal” as the country is now back to low-risk classification for Covid-19, acting Presidential spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, said Tuesday.

Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles during Congress budget briefing on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

“Nasa low-risk classification na po ang National Capital Region at ang buong Pilipinas. Base ito sa tatlong metrics na ginamit (The National Capital Region and the whole Philippines are now at low-risk classification. This is based on the three metrics used) growth in cases, average daily attack rate per 100,000 population and health system’s capacity,” Nograles said during the Palace briefing.

In the same briefing, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the average daily cases per day from Feb. 8 to 14 is 56 percent lower than the infections logged from Feb. 1 to 7.Read More

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