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ECQ Extension or Modification? Duterte to Discuss with Health Experts

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President Rodrigo Duterte is set to talk with health experts regarding the extension or modification of the enhanced community quarantine, Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go revealed (as published in an article by the Inquirer).

Moreover, in an interview via DZBB, Go states that the president ‘might hand down his decision’ regarding the enhanced community quarantine. It can be recalled that Luzon was placed under ECQ as confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue to soar.

“Ang Pangulo marahil magde-decide ngayong linggong ito kung i-extend pa po o luluwagan [ang enhanced community quarantine]. So bukas po kakausapin niya ang mga health experts, marami po siyang inimbita pati rin po mga dating secretaries of health ng iba’t ibang administration, baka makapagbigay ng payo sila,” states Bong Go.

It can also be recalled that Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also highlighted the same sentiments – that the Luzon ECQ will either be extended or modified, depending on the president’s decision.

“Tingin ko malinaw na hindi pwede mawala ang quarantine. (May) posibilidad magpatuloy ang ECQ as is o ‘di naman kaya magkaroon ng modified ECQ. Ilan sa mga proposals na narinig ko sa huling pagpupulong nung last Tuesday, ay ‘yung modification base sa geographical location, base sa tinatawag sa comorbidity at modification base sa industriya,” states Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque in DZBB interview (as published in an article by the Inquirer).

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