MANILA, Philippines — Ten days into the Luzon-wide community quarantine, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said it is still early to tell if the Philippines is winning its war against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as new cases are recorded daily.
“Mahirap sabihin ngayon. Kasi masyado pang maaga. Premature pa,” Duque said Thursday in an interview over dzBB. (It is hard to say. It is still too early. Still premature).
According to the country’s health chief, the country is looking to copy China’s success in battling the respiratory disease, particularly in its handling of Wuhan City, the epicenter of the pandemic which is located in China’s Hubei Province.
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