Various celebrities took to social media to express their horror and dismay over the record-high 7,103 COVID-19 cases recorded on a single day in the Philippines as reported by the Department of Health on Friday, March 19.
The recorded number of cases are now at 648,066 wherein 73,264 of which are active cases.
According to ABS-CBN Statistician Edson Guido, this is the highest recorded active case since August 29, 2020 when it breached 70,000.
He added that this is the first time DOH has reported more than 5,000 cases for two consecutive days.
Here are the reactions of some of the celebrities about the news.
7,103 new cases today. I really don’t know what to say right now.— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) March 19, 2021
It wasn’t that long ago that we got the cases to below 1,000. Many of us were starting to breathe sighs of relief. And now, it looks like we’ve contributed a new variant to the existing ones (because viruses will mutate, hence no cure for even the common cold or flu).— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) March 19, 2021
Panginoong mahabagin ano ito???? ingat po mga kababayan ko... lalo na kung may senior kayo kasama sa bahay Dios ko ingat at yung iba dyan na tigas ulo gimik parin ng gimik maawa naman kayo... one year na tayong ganito huuyyyy... pic.twitter.com/83Ym0ap5Et— marietta subong (@pokwang27) March 19, 2021
Grabe! Nakakatakot! https://t.co/rRiv6JeG7r— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) March 19, 2021
Zsa Zsa Padilla:
Ay, back to One. One year na pero balik sa umpisa? Paano ba makabangon? Paumpisa pa lang ulit na magbukas ibang mga negosyo, pasara na agad. :( Lord, help us! 🙏🙏🙏— zsa zsa padilla (@zsazsapadilla) March 19, 2021
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Back to even worse than zero.— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) March 19, 2021
What’s the action plan?
Who’s in charge?!
Abot-kaya kung di man libreng testing, maagap na contact tracing, at epektibong quarantine lalo sa mga walang kakayahan mag self-isolate. Isang taon na ang lumipas pero ito parin ang mga bagay na hinahanap-hanap at kailangang bigyan diin.— Atom Araullo (@atomaraullo) March 19, 2021