Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque allayed fears of Filipinos amid the continuous spike of COVID-19 cases the past few days, insisting that the government is doing its best and have actually ramped up its testing capacities.
“Habang hindi namamatay ang tao at habang may kapasidad tayong magbigay ng medikal na lunas sa mga nagkakasakit, hindi ko po matatanggap na tayo’y hindi nananalo sa sakit na ito,” he stated
[For as long as people are not dying and we have the capacity to provide medical attention to the sick, I cannot accept claims that we are not winning against this disease]
The national tally is now at 46,333 cases, with 12,185 recoveries and 1,303 deaths.
Roque proudly reported the Palace’s regular briefing that the country has an additional 10 million RT-PCR tests and about 250,000 more rapid test kits available. This is on top of the 800,000 individuals tested so far.
“Talaga naman pong pinalawak na natin ang targeted testing natin [We have really expanded our targeted testing] to include 10 percent of our population,” he added.
Roquel, along with the National Task Force chief implementer Carlito Galvez, Jr. said last week that the government is “winning” against the pandemic.