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Senate President Tito Sotto expressed reaction over confirmed quarantine extension.

QUARANTINE EXTENSION – The enhanced community quarantine in Luzon officially extended until April 30 and here is the reaction of Tito Sotto to it.

It has become official, on April 7, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the extension of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon and it will last now until April 30. This is to further give solution to the health crisis the country is facing right now, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Photo lifted from Straits Times

With this, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said shortly after the declaration this decision of the president is reasonable and it is better to be safe than sorry. He also stated that the Department of Health (DOH) has “no clear projection” about the matter.

Also, Senator Sonny Angara is in favor of the ECQ extension in Luzon. This has come from someone who just recently won over the virus after testing positive for it and fought for his full recovery for several weeks. He said, “Lockdown extension to April 30 is justified. Testing can catch up, we can gauge real public health situation.” 

He also cited the country Turkey which has not yet implemented safety measure for the people such as lockdown or quarantine. Now, they recorded the fastest growth of the virus faster than Italy, Spain, and USA.

Moreover, Senator Joel Villanueva, who is also in favor of the extension, said that the lifting of quarantine while the infected persons continues to increase, it will only lead to more fatalities. He added according to report from ABS-CBN, “It will lead to another longer lockdown which will damage the economy even more.”

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