DOH: Situation in NCR still 'very fragile'

Published June 14, 2021, 1:55 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Although the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the National Capital Region have been decreasing, the Department of Health (DOH) said the situation is still “very fragile.”


“The situation is very fragile. Anytime, we can return to that type of surge in cases if we are not careful,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a virtual forum Monday, June 14.

That’s why, the Health official believes there should be a gradual easing of quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila.

“We need to be very gradual. We need to do these things slowly,” Vergeire said.

“We need to balance the economy with health. This is why we are still studying what would be best for the NCR,” she added.

“We need to understand that while the casesin NCR decreased, in neighboring areas it has been increasing,” Vergeire said.

The Health official said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will still meet on the said day to discuss new quarantine classifications and restrictions.