IMPACT COVID-19

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PAYS :PHILIPPINES

Date de la mise à jour : 20 septembre 2021


1.   Situation sanitaire


CORONAVIRUS - The situation in Philippines

 

Generally, the country is still in lockdown albeit with different quarantine classifications of restrictions imposed on provinces and highly urbanized cities based on the risk level or reported COVID-19 cases. Known to have the longest and strictest form of lockdown since the start of the pandemic particularly the National Capital Region (NCR). However, despite the strict quarantine measures, record-high daily Covid cases are still reported nationwide. 

Recently, a new quarantine strategy on its classifications (ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, MGCQ) to a 5-level Alert and Granular Lockdown System is implemented and is piloted in the NCR. The policy shift to localized lockdowns from previous community-wide restrictions would provide local governments authority to act and implement actions consistent with their own risk assessments. The new system is the latest government effort in balancing its response to the health of the population and the economy advocating the 3Cs strategy -closed, crowded and close contact. It is more relaxed with age mobility restrictions and provides some incentives to fully-vaccinated people, and would determine which activities and business will be allowed to operate and at what capacity.

Metro Manila /NCR -Alert Level 4 for the period 16-30 September 2021

  • Movement – age-base restriction (below 18 and above65 years old) and those who are immune-compromised and or with comorbidities. Interzonal and intrazonal travel allowed unless under stay-at-home orders of local government unit (LGU) restrictions;  
  • Exercise – allowed but limited to general area of residence;
  • Food/ Dining ,Personal care and religious gatherings – Outdoor services at 30% capacity (regardless of vaccination status); Indoor services at 10% capacity (fully vaccinated only) with all workers of the establishment fully vaccinated;
  • Prohibited activities/establishments - Entertainment -indoor attractions and meeting venues, gaming establishments, social events, indoor sports courts, all contact sports except in bubble, face-to-face classes.

Travel restrictions and Quarantine Protocol – inbound international travelers still restricted entry in to the country except

  • Filipino citizens; Balikbayan under RA 6768 (only nationals from non-visa required countries under EO 408, former Filipino or travelling with Filipino spouse/ parent); and Foreign nationals with valid and existing visa, diplomats and dependents

General requirements:

  • Must not come from, or must not have travel history within 14 days from  “red” list countries;
  • Must present a confirmed booking of at least ten (10) days in accredited quarantine hotel/facility, or seven (7) days for travelers who are fully vaccinated and stayed in “green” list countries/territories;
  • will undergo a (RT-PCR) testing; fully-vaccinated travelers must carry sufficient proof of their vaccination during their travel.

Given the travel restrictions, business prospection in the country will not be possible at least until end of the year.

Vaccine Rollout - As of 17 September, 16.0% of population are fully vaccinated. Vaccination for ages 12-17 years old is being eyed by end of September. Despite the limited supply of vaccines, the Government remains optimistic in its vaccination roll-out as it expects continuous delivery of vaccines in the coming months. The adoption of “micro-herd immunity” and “safe spaces” particularly in the National Capital region and major economic hubs are seen as bridging solutions that would help facilitate the reopening of the economy ahead of achieving population protection and herd immunity for the country’s entire population.

Economic outlook -The Philippine economy is underperforming and growth prospects hinges on its ability in weathering the COVID-19 health crisis.  The COVID-19 pandemic and the response of the Philippine government affected business and consumer confidence in 2020 until present compared to pre-pandemic years. 

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Chiffres clés

  • 56 Rang d'exportation pour la Belgique 2019
  • 111 Population (en millions) 2021
  • 56.24 Taux de change (monnaie locale pour 1€)
  • 9270 PIB par habitant (en 2021)
  • 52 Rang d'exportation en Wallonie 2019

Taux de croissance du PIB (à prix constants)

2014

6,28 %

2015

6,33 %

2016

7,17 %

2017

6,93 %

2018

6,35 %

2019

6,03 %

2020

-3,69 %

2021

4,70 %

Taux de croissance des importations (à prix constants)

2014

9,80 %

2015

15,06 %

2016

18,73 %

2017

15,10 %

2018

14,59 %

2019

1,93 %

2020

-17,73 %

2021

19,10 %

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