If Filipinos keep an eye out for new coronaviruses, the Philippines’ recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will continue, the Philippine government said on Monday.

Acting Presidential Spokesperson Martin Andanar says the Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index ranks the Philippines 33rd in terms of recovery.

All of this is being accomplished while ensuring that public health standards are kept at a minimum and increasing vaccination efforts, including booster shots. The country has been placed on the mildest possible state of alert, referred to as Alert Level 1.

Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index, published in May, predicts that the Philippines will rise from 57th place in December 2021 to 33rd place in May 2022.

With regards to the emergence of new variants, he said, “We hope this trend will continue as we remain vigilant in our pursuit of full recovery of the economy.”

Although the Philippines opened its borders to foreign tourists in February, new cases have steadily declined, with few if any confirmed deaths in recent weeks according to the recovery index.

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