AS the authorities downgraded the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) into Moderate ECQ, the cases of infected by the dreaded virus in Bataan continued to spike even as the World Health Organization warned of a 2nd and 3rd outbreak of the pandemic.
In his “COVID-19 up date,” Gov Abet S. Garcia reported that as of May 17, the number of Covid-19 cases in Bataan reaches 131 while 2 recovered, and 48 were found negative.
Meanwhile, Dr Hans Kluge of WHO warned in wire reports that 'COVID-19 is not going away any time soon' and said public health would need to 'have a more prominent place in society' even when it does.
Kluge warned of 2nd and 3rd outbreaks of the pandemic unless a vaccine is developed.
Reports said scientists around the world are racing to develop a vaccine which would turn the tide against the virus, but it is likely to be many months away at least.
In a related news, Gov Garcia said Morong, the last town stands with no case, has recorded its first ever infection of a 34- year -old woman.
Number of death remains 6 and 55 recovered.
A total of 536 are waiting for the test results while 1,685 were found negative.
“Muli, manatili lamang po ang lahat sa inyong mga tahanan at ibayong pag-iingat pa rin upang hindi na dumami pa ang kaso sa ating lalawigan,” the governor appealed.