Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion is urging Filipinos not to let their guards down despite the declining coronavirus cases in the country, saying a new, more transmissible variant of the virus has has been detected in South Africa
In a statement Friday, Concepcion said the country has to prevent another surge to keep the economy open.
“If we want to keep the economy open, we need to take action and vaccinate all our employees and family members and comply with health protocol and guidelines. The private sector has been proactive ever since with calling of the lockdown and securing vaccines. Now we are working together to discuss how to sustain this momentum and prevent a surge again,” he said.
Concepcion recalled that the private sector has been proactive in calling an early lockdown in Metro Manila last August to prevent a wider spread of Covid-19.
The Department of Health reported Friday 863 new Covid-19 cases, the third day that cases are below 1,000.
He asked stakeholders to be proactive anew with the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant with numerous mutations. Two cases of the B.1.1.529 variant were detected within Hong Kong’s borders while four cases were also confirmed in in Botswana.
Meanwhile, Concepcion’s Go Negoyso will bring together data and medical experts, key government officials, and the private sector to discuss how the country can move in preventing another surge in cases amid threats of a new variant during its “Vax to the Max: Preventing the Surge” on December15.
Concepcion is also the founder of Go Negosyo. (PNA)