Thailand announced that they have officially ended the COVID-19 outbreak in their country. One netizen reposted this announcement on Twitter.
Also because of this news, actor Alex Medina retweeted a post recounting the success of neighboring countries. Alex also sarcastically noted the suggested solutions of President Rodrigo Duterte in resolving the pandemic.
Baka pag pinagsama yun ang cure https://t.co/BzoupAMd4z
— Alex (@alexvincentm) September 23, 2020
Pres. Duterte hinted at using gasoline and pesticide to resolve the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Additionally, Spokesperson Harry Roque also graded the Philippines’ response to the pandemic at 85% and noted that we are doing better than other countries.
The international medical journal The Lancet ranked the Philippines at 66 out of 91 countries in terms of COVID-19 response. The Lancet noted that the ranking was a result of downplaying the virus and creating divisions among the country’s citizens.
The medical journal also noted that 19 countries have already suppressed the virus with 10 countries coming from the Asia Pacific. Among these top notchers are Thailand, Vietnam, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Malaysia, and South Korea.
The Philippines has been in lockdown since March 2020 and has steadily increasing confirmed cases.
Recently, Pres. Duterte announced that he will be placing the country under the State of Calamity up to September 2021. The Philippines is about to hit its 300K mark with a total case of 294,591 confirmed cases as of September 23, 2020.