Malacañang does not yet know how long President Rodrigo Duterte will stay in Davao City.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said that a consideration of why President Duterte has not yet returned to Manila is due to the large number of COVID-19 cases here in the National Capital Region (NCR).
According to Sec. Roqure, it cannot be denied that even Malacañang has been infected by the virus including the ranks of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
Sec. Ropque that President Duterte’s situation is safer in Davao except that he is comfortable there while continuing to work.
Meanwhile, Sec. Roque that President Duterte’s health is in good condition despite the image that he has lost weight and that his body has obviously collapsed.
“Alam ninyo po ang Malacañang kasi unfortunately ‘no, eh nandito po sa Metro Manila ang mga COVID cases. Ang pinag-iingatan po natin ay huwag magka-COVID nga ang ating Presidente. So, parang mas safe nga po siguro ang kalagayan ni Presidente na nandoon siya sa Davao ‘no. Eh mantakin ninyo naman dito lang sa PCOO, naka-63 COVID cases tayo ‘no. Eh marami pa pong mga—ewan ko kung nabalitaan ninyo kung ilan din iyong mga nag-test positive sa PSG at mayroon pa pong mga ibang departamento ng Malacañang ‘no. So talagang hindi mo naman pupuwedeng sabihing, “Virus, huwag kang papasok ng Malacañang ‘no,” so napasok po talaga ang Malacañang. Kaya piling mas komportable ang Presidente,”