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Coronavirus spread in PH may slow down by May or June, health expert says

According to Dr. Rontgene Solante head of adult infectious diseases in San Lazaro Hospital on Wednesday, coronavirus infections in the Philippines in his estimate,  may only slow down by May or June.

In an interview, Solante said  that the coronavirus transmission should have slowed down by now as Luzon approached its third week of community quarantine, where over 50 million people have been ordered to stay home.

"Why is it until now we're getting new cases? It's already 14 days. The incubation period of the virus is 14 days. When the lockdown was imposed, there should be no transmission anymore," Solante said.

"If we didn't have a lockdown, we could have become like the US. We might not only have more than 2,000 cases. It could have doubled or tripled right now," Solante stressed out.

The highly contagious virus has sickened more than 163,000 people and killed 2,800 others in the US, based on the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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