WHO commended Philippines over fight vs COVID-19. Some are doubting confirmed cases.

March 3, 2020 - 3:54 PM
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South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear sanitize a street in front of the city hall after the rapid rise in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease of (COVID-19) in Daegu, southeast of the capital Seoul, South Korea, March 2, 2020. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Not all are convinced that the Philippines has fewer cases of COVID-19 compared to its neighbor countries despite the World Health Organization’s citation of the country’s preventive measures.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus previously expressed hope that the novel coronavirus could be contained, citing that there are nine countries which have no new cases in the past two weeks as proof.

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“The key message that should give all countries hope, courage and confidence is that this virus can be contained,” Ghebreyesus said in his opening remarks at the mission briefing on COVID-19 last week.

For Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the recognition meant that the Philippine government’s efforts are worth emulating.

“Sinasabi nila, dapat siguro, gawin [ng mundo] yung ginagawa ng Pilipinas. ‘Yun yung sinasabi nila na, halimbawa [tayo],” Duque told radio DZMM.

As of March 2, there are only three confirmed cases in the country with one of those cases resulting in death. Meanwhile, there are 43 persons under investigation.

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The government was also previously reluctant in imposing a travel ban against mainland China.

President Rodrigo Duterte only ordered travel restrictions after health officials confirmed the first case in the country.

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Experts feared a silent epidemic

On Friday, a Time magazine article quoted health experts as saying that the deadly SARS-CoV-2 might be spreading undetected throughout Southeast Asia.

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According to Reuters, ASEAN foreign ministers joined hands during this “hastily called encounter” and shouted:

“Stay strong, Wuhan! Stay strong, China! Stay strong, ASEAN!”

Wuhan in China’s Hubei province is the epicenter of the new pathogen.

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“Earlier this month, a study by five researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concluded that it is statistically implausible that Cambodia and Thailand do not have more cases, and virtually impossible that Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has not reported a single one. Based on its direct flights from Wuhan, the archipelago should have at least five patients by now,” Time magazine’s Laignee Barron wrote.

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As of March 1, Cambodia only has one confirmed case while Thailand only has 42. Indonesia only confirmed its first two cases on March 2.

Meanwhile, South Korea has the highest number of infected patients in the WHO’s Western Pacific Region at 3,736.

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