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Traders in the country now greatly fear the threat of re-enforcement of the stricter COVID-19 alert levels in various parts of the country due to the possible “surge” caused by the relaxation of restrictions.
According to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, the country's provinces and cities, particularly in the National Capital Region, could be 'disastrous' and result in a collapse of the country's economy.
He said that apart from the current impact of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, some groups of businessmen also feared the impact of the resurgence of the Covid-19 case in the Philippines.
In this regard, he reiterated the importance of vaccination and receiving booster shots, especially to individuals belonging to vulnerable sectors to have protection against the disease.
He also again urged the public to maintain adherence to health protocols to prevent infection and a possible Covid-19 surge.
Contributed by Jennifer Rose Vergara