DOH, if COVID-19 cases increase: Another Lockdown may be needed

DOH, if COVID-19 cases increase: Another Lockdown may be needed




Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) no matter what is being implemented in the particular place is still not a cure for the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or COVID-19.

The country is adapting to the “new normal” the Department of Health (DOH) made it clear to everybody that any sharp and sudden increase in new COVID-19 cases in the coming days may lead the national government to reimpose the strict quarantine rules that this weekend were eased in several local government units in the country.



DOH Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire in an exclusive interview with CNN Philippines was showed photos showing the number of people who flocked to malls in Metro Manila on Saturday, after the city shifted to modified enhanced community quarantine status.

(photo from Philstar)




"This is actually a shifting or transitioning para mapababa at mapababa ang community quarantine. Pero kung makikita po natin ito tapos biglang mag-surge ang cases natin, malaki po ang posibilidad na...we need to do another total lockdown if cases will increase," she said.
"Sana nga po ang ating mga kababayan ay naiisip nila na kung kinakailangan at saka magpunta diyan. Nagpalabas po ang pamantayan ang Department of Trade and Industry para sa mga malls para sundin po nila ito para hindi magdagsa ang mga tao. So we are expecting the mall operators and the local government units at that should enforce these minimum health standards. para po hindi nagkakaroon ng ganyang crowd sa loob ng isang mall," she said.


Usec. Vergeire reminded people that regardless of the classification an area falls into, the whole country is still under quarantine.
"Ang sinasabi at kailangan natin laging tandaan ay naka-community quarantine pa tayong lahat. Kahit na sabihin natin na modified ito, na general ito, lahat po ng areas dito sa ating bansa still on community quarantine," she said.






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