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• PH reaches new record-high for 3rd time in 4 days
• Duque: New variants, increased mobility caused surge in cases
• Police set up control points at borders of NCR Plus 'bubble' Image
Former Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit on the surge in COVID-19 cases: Cases started to rise late January Image
Former Health Sec. Dayrit says the new variants, increased mobility, and relaxed restrictions contributed to the spike in COVID-19 cases
Former Health Sec. Dayrit: What goes up must come down
Former Health Sec. Dayrit: Scientists couldn't say if new variants were predominant
Former Health Sec. Dayrit: Any of these COVID-19 variants can be predominant
RELATED: Two more contagious COVID-19 variants have spread in all 17 cities and municipality in the National Capital Region
Former Health Sec. Dayrit: We could expect what we are seeing now. If these variants are more transmissible, then more cases
Former Health Sec. Dayrit on NCR Plus 'bubble': In December and January, NCR was only accounting around 20% [of the COVID-19 cases]. It's accounting now to around 60%. The transmission is really intense
Former Health Sec. Dayrit: We don't have many beds for severe COVID cases
Former Health Sec. Dayrit on hospitals under 'critical' COVID-19 capacity: I think we have to look into home care
OCTA Research fellow Guido David says COVID-19 cases are still on an upward trend despite implementation of localized lockdown and uniform curfew hours Image
OCTA's Dr. David on NCR Plus 'bubble': It will have a significant effect on new case count
OCTA's Dr. David: Reduction of reproduction rate to 1 is unlikely to happen in two weeks
RELATED: We break down all the things you should know about the two-week GCQ bubble that's in place until April 4
OCTA's Dr. David: Every establishment which promotes physical interaction and reduced social distancing will definitely be high risk for infection
OCTA's Dr. David: Let’s recalibrate after two weeks... Once we see the reproduction number decreasing, then we’ll know how to adjust

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