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Pres. Duterte OKs Pandemic Task Force Recommendation Over Metro Manila

DUTERTE – Metro Manila will be back under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for two (2) weeks as approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

The Philippines is on a tougher fight against COVID-19 now following the detection of the world’s variant of concern, the Delta variant. It is known for its higher transmissibility rate which was considered as a factor in the devastating situation that took place in India.

The said coronavirus variant was first recorded in India. Many people contracted the disease and patients flocked in hospitals. Their hospitals reached its maximum capacity and ran out of resources. Sadly, many died in India.

The Delta variant is also making waves in Indonesia now. It was also recorded in Malaysia, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sri Lanka, and several other countries.

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In the pursuit to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the Philippines, the national government extended the travel bans on travelers from countries that recorded Delta cases. Many are worried that it might spread again and take away the country’s gains.

The national government is vocal about the status of the economy. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said that the economy might experience an “irreversible damage”. However, there are also worries that the Delta variant may spread without stricter community quarantine measures.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Pres. Duterte approved the recommendation of the pandemic task force to place Metro Manila under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for two weeks. It will be implemented from August 6 to August 20.

The whole Philippines remains under community quarantine measures amid the pursuit to contain the spread of the disease. The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed local transmissions of the Delta variant and some cases were from travelers abroad.

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