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Bongbong Marcos: We nonetheless have functionality to deal with new COVID circumstances


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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines nonetheless can deal with new COVID-19 circumstances, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. mentioned Tuesday amid the current rise in infections.

In his first public briefing since assuming his new publish, MarcosJr. mentioned the nation is getting to a degree “the place we’re studying to dwell with the coronavirus.”

“If we take a look at the place we began, we nonetheless have the potential to deal with the brand new COVID circumstances. Fortunately, we should always not take a look at the variety of COVID circumstances in the identical manner as we checked out them in 2020 and 2021 as a result of that is Omicron,” he mentioned.

“Omicron is just a little contagious but it surely doesn’t hit us laborious. Actually, the final expertise has been that individuals are down for possibly two or three days and that’s like flu,” he added.

Additional, he mentioned: “We’re attending to that time the place we’re studying to dwell with the coronavirus, particularly with the Omicron variant and the opposite variants which are coming.”

Nonetheless, he famous modifications within the effectivity of vaccines as extra COVID-19 variants floor.

“That’s the final coverage. We are going to reinstitute once more the vaccination drive in order that we are able to at the least really feel safer when the youngsters return to highschool,” Marcos Jr. mentioned.

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely one of the greatest challenges that Marcos Jr.’s administration could be going through.

On his sixth day because the nation’s president, Marcos Jr. has but to nominate a well being secretary.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles mentioned the President is nonetheless within the “last analysis stage” in finishing his Cupboard.

Other than the Division of Well being, different vacant Cupboard posts embody the Departments of Vitality, Science and Know-how, Surroundings and Pure Sources, and Human Settlements and City Growth.

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