The Ecological Way: Addressing the Challenges of Covid-19

The Ecological Way: Addressing the Challenges of Covid-19

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This year, the whole world is struck by a pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). First detected in Wuhan, China, the virus spread to the Philippines on January 30, 2020, when the first case of the disease was confirmed in Metro Manila.

On June 4, 2020, the Philippines exceeded the 20,000 mark in a number of cases of the disease, at 20,382. As of the same day, it had the 3rd highest number of cases in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia and Singapore. Due to the spread of the disease, the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country under a state of public health emergency on March 9, 2020. Several institutions are racing to come up with the best solutions to counter the problems brought about by the crisis.

As the pandemic is not only a health issue but also an environmental one, is there an ecological way to combat its challenges?


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