PRRD extends Luzon-wide ECQ until April 30

PRRD extends Luzon-wide ECQ until April 30
by Ma'am Vi

President Rodrigo Duterte has officially announced the extension of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until April 30 to thwart the increase of coronavirus infection and further improve the capacity of the country’s health facilities.
  “The President approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the management of Infectious Disease (IATF) to extend the ECQ until 11:59 p.m. 30th of April. Provided, that all exemptions granted by the Office of the President or the IATF shall continue to be in effect for the duration of the extended ECQ. Provided further that such extension of the ECQ shall be without prejudice to the discretion of the President to relax the implementation of the ECQ in some local jurisdictions, or the granting of exemptions in favor of certain sectors, as public health considerations and food security may warrant,” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. 
Vice President Leni Robredo and several lawmakers have called for an extension of the enhanced community quarantine, which is originally scheduled to end on April 13, to slow the range of the virus. Some senators, however, said food supply and movement of primary goods and services must be guaranteed and that there should be mass testing for the disease to allow prompt detection and treatment of cases.


Source: GMA News Online

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