September 27, 2021

大統領府 ワクチン未接種者の行動制限を検討

フィリピンでは、デルタ型ウイルスの感染拡大を防ぎ、第4四半期の経済状況改善のために「大胆な行動」をとる必要があると、大統領顧問が述べています。

これはワクチン未接種者の移動や、特定の施設への入場や外食を制限することも含ます。

また政府は、ワクチン接種を拒否する人々に圧力をかけることも考えられます。

宮内庁の顧問は、第4四半期は一般的に民間企業にとって最も好調な期間であることを指摘し、これ以上経済を後退させる余裕はないと付け加えました。ドゥテルテ大統領とコロナ対策本部がこの提案を検討することを期待しているようです。

デルタ株の影響もあり、フィリピンは第二次世界大戦以来最悪の経済危機に陥っています。ウイルスがフィリピンに影響を与え始めてから15ヶ月で、2兆円以上の損失があるようです。

経済活動と感染防止のバランスを取ることは難しいですが、企業や個人の動きを強制的に制限することは良い結果を生まないと考えられます。フィリピン政府の今後の対応に注目です。

 

以下、ABS-CBN NEWSより

Palace adviser eyes curbs on travel, dining out for unvaccinated people

MANILA – The Philippines needs to make “bold moves” to check the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and salvage the “make or break” fourth-quarter economic results, a presidential adviser said in a statement on Sunday.

Go Negosyo founder and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said this means looking at lessening the mobility of unvaccinated people–including restricting them from entering certain establishments, eating out, or moving around the country.

The government could also consider exerting more pressure on those who refuse to get vaccinated, he said. Individuals, meanwhile, can also be incentivized by making it easier for them to travel by doing away with mandatory tests since they have become fully protected against COVID-19, he said.

Concepcion also said incentives can be given to businesses that will aim for full vaccination of their employees, such as increased operational capacity so they can recover lost revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The palace business adviser said he made these recommendations during a meeting with the IATF, the government body tasked with making and implementing policies to check the spread of COVID-19.

“If the coming fourth quarter will be a disaster because of the Delta variant, then the entire 2022 will face a severe challenge,” Concepcion said.

He noted that the fourth quarter is typically the strongest quarter for the private sector, and added that the country could not afford another setback to its economy.

Concepcion said he hopes President Rodrigo Duterte and the Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases will consider his proposals.

On Sunday, health officials announced they detected 55 additional cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant, bringing the case load for the highly transmissible variant to 119.

The variant, first detected in India, is seen as responsible for the collapse of the healthcare system in the densely-populated nation, along with the uptick in cases in other Asian countries such as Indonesia and Thailand.

The pandemic has already caused the Philippines to plunge into its worst economic contraction since World War 2, losing over P2 trillion in value in the 15 months since the virus started affecting the country.