Duterte : Domestic sea and air travel to and from Metro Manila suspended

Duterte : Domestic sea and air travel to and from Metro Manila suspended




The threat of spreading of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID19) is so real that the Philippine government is taking drastic actions to addressed the spreading of the disease.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte addressed the nation and announced during a televised press briefing evening of March 12, the declaration of COVID19 alert to Code Red sub-level 2.

One of the important points announced by the President was that land, domestic sea and air travel to and from Metro Manila will be suspended from March 15 to April 14, 2020.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
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The Chief executive noted that this will be subject to daily review of the inter-agency task force.
The President also said that class suspension is also extended up to April 12.
Duterte also highlighted the usefulness and importance of social distancing.

The Chief Executive urged the citizenry not to panic. He said the government is doing the best to make COVID-19 controllable.
Presidential spokesperson and concurrent Presidential Legal Adviser Atty. Salvador Panelo earlier said that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) convened this morning, March 12, and its members came into an agreement to adopt a resolution containing the implementation of measures intended to contain the spread of the coronavirus(COVID19), as proposed by a Technical Advisory Group led by Dr. Edsel Salvana, submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for approval.





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