Isko Moreno Eyes Implementing Hard Lockdown In These Areas
ISKO MORENO – Mayor Isko Moreno eyes implementation of hard lockdown in some areas in Manila.
The national and local governments in the Philippines are doing everything they can to fight the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Philippine Rodrigo Roa Duterte started imposing community quarantine on Match 17. Recently, he decided to extend the “enhanced community quarantine” in Metro Manila and other high-risk areas.
Metro Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno gave temporary shelter to the homeless amid the COVID-19 threat. They also provided their daily needs during their stay.
Earlier this month, the actor-turned-politician launched a digital health survey through Messenger. He said the digital program is a precautionary measure against the deadly virus.
Based on a report from GMA News, Mayor Isko Moreno said they are studying the possibility of implementing hard lockdown in some areas in Metro Manila. He said he and his fellow officials were evaluating if they can put San Andres, Sta. Cruz, Tondo, and Malate into a lockdown.
“It’s in my table already last night ‘yung plan… we’re gonna do more communication kasi when we do a hard lockdown, we give them ample time to prepare. We do not want to do it ura-urada ba,” said Isko.
According to the report, Isko Moreno said they just wanted to implement a hard lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Manila. “‘Yun ang isang basehan, ‘yung exposure ng ating mga kababayan sa pagiging PUI (person under investigation) at saka ‘yung presensya ng coronavirus sa community,” the mayor said.
The 45-year-old politician and other local officials in the city decided to donate their entire salaries for the month of April to Philippine General Hospital (PGH). It is one of the health facilities in the country that treats COVID-19 patients.
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