On the remarks of WHO Director-General

We take seriously the remarks of World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that the “worst of the coronavirus 2019 is yet come.”

We further agree with the WHO chief’s assertion that “it’s a virus that many people still don’t understand.”

It is for this reason that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has been in consultation with different experts across different sectors on how to best address the COVID-19 situation in the country. He even set aside politics and met Health Secretaries of previous administrations as he weighs the different options for our people.

The decision will be carefully studied as lives of the people and the nation are at stake.