Ex-PH Health Chief urges gov’t to get more test kits, assist hospitals amid surge of COVID-19 cases

Date: March 16, 2020 | Anchor: Karen Davila | Source: ANC – The ABS-CBN News Channel

In an interview with Karen Davila for ANC’s Headstart, Former Department of Health Secretary, Manuel Dayrit is urging the government to ramp up its support for private and public hospitals. He notes how COVID-19 has become a bigger problem compared to previous outbreaks of SARS and MERS-Cov, with the new coronavirus having a higher contagion rate. He believes the community quarantine imposed on Metro Manila is appropriate to limit the build-up of cases and slow down the spread of the disease.

Watch the full interview below: