Will the PH Government Ease the Quarantine Measure in NCR Next Week?
PH GOVERNMENT – The Philippine government spoke on the possible quarantine measure to be implemented in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The Philippines is in a tough battle now against the spread of COVID-19. Recently, a spike in the cases of this coronavirus disease has once again taken place prompting the return of stricter community quarantine measures.
The government officials placed the entire National Capital Region (NCR) and the provinces of Laguna, Bulacan, Cavite, and Rizal under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). It was initially set from March 29 to April 4, 2021. It is extended for another week.
Currently, several hospitals have announced that they are near their full capacity for COVID-19 patients. It is amid the ongoing vaccination drive against the disease.
In the vaccination ladder, the healthcare workers are the top priorities and as well as the senior citizens. The country has received donated COVID-19 vaccines from China and other international bodies.
The wearing of face mask is now a protocol when going outdoors. In fact, most establishments require a face shield apart from a face mask. There are health protocols against the spread of the disease. Physical distancing is also urged.
The ECQ implementation in NCR covers until this week. The residents are curious as to the next possible community quarantine measure in the cities.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the PH government is optimistic that NCR and as well as the neighboring provinces can relax the quarantine measure next week despite of the spike in the cases of COVID-19 in the country.
According to the report, the PH government is eyeing Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in NCR and the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, and Cavite next week.
Currently, the people await the official announcement or updates from the government. Despite the spike in the cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) defended the government’s way of handling the pandemic.
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