By Jillian Marielle Tiraña

PHOTO: The Summit Express

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday assured there are “better days ahead” as the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country decreased. 

    Duterte noted that a declining trend in the COVID-19 positivity rate continues to be observed, that for every 100 people tested for the virus, only a maximum of two were found to be positive.

    “Sa Davao nga last week there’s only one. Very impressive.” He added.

    Duterte thanked doctors, volunteers, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, and Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. for the success of the first round of Bayanihan Bakunahan.

Over 10.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered from November 29 to December 3. Duterte calls this “a huge achievement in our fight against COVID-19”.

    He also announced that the second round of Bayanihan Bakunahan will be conducted from December 15 to 17

    Limited face-to-face classes also started in selected schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) this December. 

         A total of 28 schools are a part of the pilot project and participating schools are obligated to follow health and safety protocols.

    Duterte reminded the public to not be dismayed if their area is not included as these are all only experimental and pilot projects. 

    As of December 10, more than 2.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the country.

Report Sources: RTVMalacanang, DOH