Philippines businesses take hit amid record run of Covid-19 cases

10/1/2022 6:00:00 PM

Philippines businesses take hit amid record run of Covid-19 cases

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Philippines businesses take hit amid record run of Covid-19 cases

MANILA — A Covid-19 spike has disrupted businesses in the Philippines , with banks, malls and airlines reducing operations and some schools suspending online classes due to staff sickness, as authorities announced a third day of record new cases on Monday (Jan 10).

Commercial airlines have cancelled more than a hundred domestic and international flights as cases surge, with airlines reporting infections among staff and lower demand due to uncertainty among travellers.The healthcare system is at risk of being overwhelmed, health undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told ANC news channel, calling on symptomatic people to immediately isolate and get tested.

The Southeast Asian nation was gradually easing restrictions late last year as vaccination rates rose and infection rates fell, but authorities were last week forced to tighten mobility curbs to contain a rapid spread.Mayors in the capital region see no need to further restrict movement for now, however, because people were self-regulating, said Mr Benjamin Abalos, chairman of the capital's council of mayors. REUTERS

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Commercial airlines have cancelled more than a hundred domestic and international flights as cases surge, with airlines reporting infections among staff and lower demand due to uncertainty among travellers. The healthcare system is at risk of being overwhelmed, health undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told ANC news channel, calling on symptomatic people to immediately isolate and get tested. Commercial airlines have cancelled more than a hundred domestic and international flights as cases surge, with airlines reporting infections among staff and lower demand due to uncertainty among travellers. The Southeast Asian nation was gradually easing restrictions late last year as vaccination rates rose and infection rates fell, but authorities were last week forced to tighten mobility curbs to contain a rapid spread. Another 15 people died from COVID-19, the health ministry said in a bulletin, bringing the death toll to 52,150. Mayors in the capital region see no need to further restrict movement for now, however, because people were self-regulating, said Mr Benjamin Abalos, chairman of the capital's council of mayors. The Southeast Asian nation was gradually easing restrictions late last year as vaccination rates rose and infection rates fell, but authorities were last week forced to tighten mobility curbs to contain a rapid spread. REUTERS Related topics . Authorities hope the closure of schools will help break chains of infection amid fears about the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the virus.