Tiniyak ni Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. na ginagawa ng gobyerno ang lahat ng maaaring hakbang para matugunan ang epekto ng COVID-19 sa bansa.

Si Galvez ang napili ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na maging “chief implementer” ng National Action Plan (NAP) laban sa pagkalat ng pandemic virus sa Pilipinas.

“We are facing an unprecedented health crisis we have never seen before in our nation’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis but also an economic, social and security crisis weaved into one,” ani Galvez sa isang statement.

“We have to be at least two or three steps ahead and carry out crucial interventions at the soonest possible time. This will enable our country to better cope with the pandemic which is sweeping across our country and the world,” dagdag ng opisyal.

Itinuturing na “Whole-Of-Government” approach ang binuong National Action Plan (NAP) kung saan inaasahang makakapag-patupad ng epektibong governance structure para alalayan ang sinimulan ng hakbang ng pamahalaan.

Ayon kay Galvez, sesentro sa apat na line of work ang naturang action plan: ang enhanced community quarantine, enhanced monitoring and response, responsive sustainment, at crisis communication.

“The first strategy is to provide clear, accurate and timely information to support the operations against the spread of COVID19. The second strategy is to contain and prevent the further spread of the virus,” paliwanag ng dating Armed Forces chief.

“The third is to sustain the conduct of operations against COVID19. The fourth is we should mitigate the consequences and social, economic and security impact of COVID19.”

Si Pangulong Duterte ang magsisilbing National Command Authority, ang Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging and Infectious Diseases naman ang bubuo ng mga polisiya.

Habang si Galvez ang magpapatupad ng guidelines ng IATF.

Trabaho din niya na makipag-coordinate sa 24/7 Emergency Operations Center ng Office of the Civil Defense at mga miyembro ng National Task Force (NTF) on COVID 19.

Nanawagan ang opisyal sa publiko na bigyan ng pagkakataon ang pamahalaan na pamunuan ang mga hakbang kontra pagkalat pa ng pandemic virus.

“The NTF on COVID-19 shall harness the NDRRMC structure composed of governmental, non-governmental, civil society and private sector organizations, with additional support from other agencies. The NTF COVID19 will mobilize state and private assets in order to cope and sustain its medical health care until the threat is eliminated.”

“We have seen how nations around the world are responding to the crisis. We need to learn from their best practices, and apply them in our country’s fight against the diseases.”