DILG Official Speaks on Putting Markings on House of COVID-19 Positive People
DILG – An official of the Department of Interior and Local Government supports placing “house markings” for those who are positive for COVID-19.
The battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines is not yet over. The Department of Health (DOH) records of coronavirus cases continue to increase each day. There are additional threats of new variants of the virus now.
The Delta variant which is currently the variant of concern for its higher transmissibility rate was detected in the country. The health department confirmed local transmissions of the said variant as well.
To prevent its spread, the whole Metro Manila was previously placed under the strictest level among the four (4) quarantine measures, the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), for two (2) weeks. After it, the measure was downgraded to Modified ECQ.
Currently, the capital region is under granular or localized lockdowns. According to the health department, widespread lockdowns may not anymore work well in the country as many people have to go out for work.
Amid the implementation of the localized lockdowns in Metro Manila, based on a report on ABS-CBN News, an official of DILG expressed support on placing house markings at the homes of those who are positive for COVID-19.
According to DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño, the local governments must consider it. He cited Pateros and stressed that house markings tell people to be careful. According to him, it is “high time” now for its implementation.
The Interior Undersecretary also announced the use of vaccination cards as IDs in going out of the house. He also stressed that lockdowns must go unannounced. According to him, not announcing the lockdown will prevent people from transferring to another city and avoid the risk for those who are positive for COVID-19 to carry the virus to other cities.
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