Palace welcomes PH's improved Covid-19 recovery ranking

Published June 6, 2022, 7:03 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

Malacañang has welcomed the country’s improvement in the Covid-19 Recovery Index reported by Tokyo-based business publication, Nikkei.

“The country’s improved performance, described as “the best” by the Tokyo-based business publication, reaffirms the effective recalibration of strategies of the Philippines in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic with the shift to Alert Level System,” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a statement Monday.

The improved performance, he added, proves true the Philippines’ strategy of “opening of the country’s borders while strictly adhering to minimum public health standards of Mask, Hugas, Iwas and Airflow, and ramping up our vaccination efforts including boosters.”

Based on Nikkei’s June 3 report, the Philippines climbed 33rd in the Covid-19 Recovery ranking, from 57th spot in November 2021 and 121st in September the same year.

Andanar said the government hopes “this trend would continue as we remain vigilant with the emergence of new variants while vigorously pursuing the economy’s full recovery.”