May 27, 2020

Although more areas in the country are seeing eased restrictions on movement, the World Health Organization (WHO) stressed the importance of staying home and social distancing to prevent the potential rise of new cases.

WATCH: DOH Presscon | May 26, 2020

WATCH: DOH Presscon | May 26, 2020

Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

WHO Western Pacific technical officer Dr. Takeshi Nishijima noted that observing health measures is still important, especially since the country has not seen a rapid decrease in COVID-19 cases after the implementation of enhanced community quarantine.

The Department of Health (DOH) also stressed the importance of contact tracing efforts and the wearing of personal protective equipment in helping contain the virus.

“In the Philippines, we are seeing the number of new cases kind of stabilize. We are hoping it will decrease in the future. For that, I think we need to be prepared to continue what we [are doing] right now,” Nishijima said at a virtual press briefing by the DOH.

As of writing, there are 14,669 in the country, with 3,412 recoveries and 886 deaths.

 

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