The Philippines broke another record in Southeast Asia as its total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases breached the one-millionth mark.
Experts said there has been a decrease in the daily COVID-19 infections on Metro Manila last week following the reimposition of the modified enhanced community quarantine.
However, the numbers are still high compared with what the country reported before March. Meanwhile, the new COVID-19 record prompted Filipinos to express their fears and concerns about the continuous surge of numbers.
Content creator Joyce Glorioso said that it is the “saddest” one million record she has seen.
“Golden play button achieved,” a Twitter user wrote in response to the news with a crying face emoji.
On YouTube, a content creator is given a Gold Play Button Award upon reaching one million subscribers on the platform.
Another online user wrote with sarcasm, “PH has finally achieved the gold play button. Banzai.”