Zubiri: Duque called, sorry for ‘mix-up’ on PH’s COVID-19 curve

Zubiri: Duque called, sorry for 'mix-up' on PH's COVID-19 curve

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday apologized for the “mix-up” induced by his before assertion that the Philippines has flattened the curve of COVID-19 bacterial infections in the country given that April.

This was in accordance to Senate Bulk Chief Juan Miguel Zubiri, who before chided the wellness secretary over his remark.

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“Kakatawag lang ni Sec. Duque apologizing for the blend-up with what he reported,” the senator explained to reporters in a Viber message.

(Sec. Duque just known as apologizing for the blend-up with what he stated).

“He (Duque) mentioned that he desired to exhibit the enhancement on specific facets of the pandemic these types of as reduce mortality fees but not the in general problem,” he included.

In accordance to Zubiri, he advised Duque to be “careful” with statements he troubles and to “just offer with the points.”

“I’m absolutely sure he is less than a ton [of] stress plus the simple fact that a new member of the Cabinet examined beneficial for [the virus] is including to that,” he explained, referring to Section of Public Operates and Highways Secretary and COVID-19 isolation czar Mark Villar.

“As I claimed, just explain to the reality and give us the advice on what to do,” Zubiri added.

In a pre-State of the Country Tackle discussion board before Wednesday, Duque cited the slowdown of COVID-19 bacterial infections doubling time and the lowering mortality level brought about by the virus.

“First of all, we have efficiently flattened the curve considering the fact that April,” Duque explained.

But the well being main later clarified this, indicating the country’s COVID-19 curve was “bent” and not “flattened” considering the fact that April.

In May perhaps, Duque also drew flak just after asserting that the Philippines was currently suffering from its second wave of COVID-19 bacterial infections, a remark that Malacañang and even the Office of Wellness (DOH) contradicted.

Study: No 2nd wave however, Palace, DOH make clear

To date, the Philippines has 58,850 COVID-19 cases nationwide, such as 1614 fatalities and 20,976 recoveries.

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