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‘Waiting for a vaccine is not a plan:’ Hontiveros calls for a health-heavy action vs coronavirus

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Senator Risa Hontiveros has called on the government to stop making excuses and craft a “health-heavy” action plan.

After the country’s cases rose past 130,000, Hontiveros said waiting for the coronavirus vaccine is not a plan.

“7,000 cases in a day is a wake up call that our response is FAILING. Waiting for a vaccine is not a plan. We need health-heavy ACTION NOW,” she said in a Facebook post.

“Mula pa noong pinaka-unang kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa, utang na ng pamahalaan sa mga Pilipino ang isang makatao at medikal na pagtugon sa problemang ito. No more excuses. Failure to deliver is deadly,” she said.

As of August 11, the country has reported 2,987 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 139,538. More than 2,000 people have died from the illness.

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