OCTA Research Says Metro Manila Unlikely to Shift to MGCQ in March

Metro Manila Unlike to Shift to MGCQ in March, OCTA Research Says

MANILA – The OCTA Research Group said that it is impossible for Metro Manila to shift to MGCQ in March 2021.

On Tuesday (February 2, 2021), the OCTA Research fellow, Professor Guido David said that he is doubting that Metro Manila could ease the lockdown to modified general community quarantine in March.

David said that the Manila government could not yet rollout 1 million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine to the public in February 2021. The lockdown transition would depend on the country’s vaccine distribution.

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“Most likely malabo kasi I doubt makakapag rollout tayo ng 1 million doses sa Metro Manila within February, Mahirap pa masabi kasi depende sa rollout. ‘Yung March baka masyado pa maaga. Baka April pa,” David said.

The official said that government’s proposal to ease the quarantine level is very critical because it might cause surge in cases of the coronavirus disease in the area because it would delay the distribution of vaccines.

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Meanwhile, David does not agree to the government’s order of mandatory wearing of face masks in private vehicles but he understand if it is for implementation. However, the authorities might find it hard to implement the measure due to numerous amount of vehicles.

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