Perched atop two separate concrete barriers, two sweethearts enjoy the beautiful skyline view of the metropolis while hanging out under a cool shade of a tree high up in Binangonan, Rizal. In contrast, and deep within the National Capital Region, local government units face a not-so-pretty Covid-19 outlook with daily cases still hovering above 10K. The NCR registered a 7-day average of new cases from September 17 to 23 with a reproduction percentage of 0.97 and a growth rate of -22%. According to Dr. Guido David of OCTA Research, the virus’ reproduction number dropped but to a dismal 0.97 from 0.99 the previous day.
(Ieshua-Jairen Asuncion/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)