Gov’t to prepare 2nd phase of plans vs. Covid-19

The government sought a second phase of operation concepts and plans to boost its battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country, the chief implementer of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Covid-19 said on Friday.

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., also a presidential peace adviser, said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will continue to assess the Covid-19 situation in Cebu, National Capital Region (NCR), Calabarzon, Central Luzon, and Eastern Visayas.

“We will also assess the National Action Plan and prepare the second phase of our concept of operations for July, August, and September to address the resurgence of Covid-19 contamination in Cebu and other critical areas,” Galvez said in a virtual presser.

During the assessment, he said, the task force will invite various analysts from the University of the Philippines (UP), who recommended for the “second look of the current and future plans” of the government to curb the spread of the Covid-19.

“Umasa po kayo sa pamumuno ng ating mahal na Presidente at pamunuan ng IATF at ng NTF na gagawin po namin ang lahat (With the leadership of our President, IATF and national task force on Covid-19, we will do everything)—so we can save more lives, and revive and rehabilitate our economy,” he said. PNA.GOV.PH