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Construction amid COVID-19

Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 05 2020 10:21 PM

Construction amid COVID-19

A man wearing a protective mask walks beside a construction area along EDSA in Quezon City on Thursday. In a recent interview, chief economist Ernesto Pernia said the COVID-19 outbreak could directly affect the country’s economic growth by as much as 1% if it continues until December but adds the government may be able to mitigate the impact by ramping up spending this year.