Philippines to adopt Pakistan’s ‘successful’ COVID-19 policy. Here’s how
"If you are looking for a country as a model, it may be possible that we can learn something from Pakistan"
MANILA- A business firm said the Philippines to adopt Pakistan’s efforts in its fight against COVID-19 that have become successful in improving the epidemic situation.
According to International media, The PSA Philippines Consultancy Inc. Director for Business Intelligence, Greg Wyatt, said, “Philippines and Pakistan are common in terms of the number of vulnerable people, growing inequality, and limited healthcare. However, despite these challenges, Pakistan has managed to bring down the number of daily coronavirus cases.
“If you are looking for a country as a model, it may be possible that we can learn something from Pakistan. The situations are analogous,” Wyatt said in a webinar of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.
The Director said the Pakistani government controls the COVID-19 situation through selected lockdowns and testing.
“Pakistan does not go back to extensive lockdowns. It only localized lockdowns and testing where there were COVID-19 hotspots, and all that seems to have worked very well,” he added.
Greg Wyatt added Pakistan was able to bring down the number of daily cases while keeping the positive rate low. He said the Philippine government is currently doing targeted lockdowns and testing; however, it is yet to know if it will replicate Pakistan’s results.
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