- The enhanced community quarantine imposed by President Rodrigo Duterted on the entire Luzon suspended mass transportation
- Despite this, people still kept coming in to report to work in order to have some income
- The head of the mayor's council expressed in an interview that there would be workers who need to walk to reach their work areas
- Employers of these workers were also urged to provide their employees with a temporary facility for lodging that will bring them closer to vital establishments
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the placement of the entire Luzon under enhanced community quarantine, which effectively suspended transportation services.
As reported by ABS-CBN, the mayor's council represented by MMMC chairman Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez, in an interview with radio DZMM, stated that some would have to walk to work.
There were only a few establishments that were exempted from the temporary closure of operations due to the imposed community quarantine. These include banks, supermarkets, and pharmacies.
Workers who were allowed to report to work were health workers and government officials, as well as those in the previously mentioned establishments.
As per CNN's report (authored by Glee Jalea), Interior and Local Government Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya also made an appeal to private firms, that while the community quarantine is ongoing, they must suspend operations.
Malaya added that LGUs are currently looking into the transportation problem but also pointed out that there would be those who would have to walk.
In another report by The Philippine Star (authored by Ratziel San Juan), PNP Chief Gen. Archie Gamboa has ordered drivers of public utility vehicles to be arrested if they would operate within Metro Manila despite the quarantine.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. As of this writing, the virus' death toll all over the world has reached 6,684.
Please like and share our amazing Facebook posts to support the KAMI team! Don’t hesitate to comment and share your opinions about our stories either. We love reading about your thoughts and views on different matters!
Are you an avid fan of a celeb? You might want to challenge yourself and see if you can guess the voice of celebs through recordings. Check out all of the exciting videos and celebrity interviews on our KAMI HumanMeter YouTube channel!