MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will decide on the fate of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon on Thursday, April 23, to give Filipinos ample time to prepare for possible changes, his former aide Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said Tuesday.
Duterte will meet with the country’s pandemic task force on the same day, Go said. There is a possibility that the enhanced community quarantine will be modified, he added.
“Ngayon po ay pinag-aaralang mabuti at ngayong Huwebes ay magdedesisyon ang ating Pangulo. Ipupulong niya ulit ‘yung ilang miyembro ng ating inter-agency task force,” the lawmaker told radio DZMM.
(Now that is being studied and this Thursday the President will decide. He will again meet with some members of the inter-agency task force.)
The decision will come a week before the extended lockdown in Luzon is scheduled to expire.
The President on Monday met with medical experts, including former secretaries of the Department of Health, to get their views on the government’s next move in containing the spread of COVID-19.
Malacañang said options that were discussed are relaxing the lockdown in some areas, lifting it in areas that have few COVID-19 cases, and retaining the lockdown in areas with a high number of cases.
Source : ABS-CBN News