- Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles dismissed some speculations that have been circulating on social media
- He clarified that there will be no “military control” by the coming week
- Nograles also mentioned that there is no lockdown extension and that public markets will not be closing
- He urged the public to refrain from spreading fake news during the coronavirus disease crisis
- The Cabinet Secretary also reminded everyone to only rely on announcements made by the official accounts of the government
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Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has clarified some issues regarding the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over Luzon.
KAMI learned that Nograles debunked the “fake news” circulating on social media.
Through an interview on DZMM Teleradyo’s Failon Ngayon, Nograles said that there is no military control happening during the quarantine period. He also explained that there is no official announcement yet about the ECQ and that some public markets will be shut down.
“May mga kumakalat na naman na balita na mga fake news na diumano sinasabi nila, military control na raw po next week, number 1. Number 2, sinasabi rin po, kumakalat na fake news, ie-extend daw po natin ‘yung lockdown ng 60 days,” Nograles said.
“Mayroon din pong ‘Divisoria is closing’ and other public markets are closing,” he added.
However, Nograles said that all these claims are “fake news.”
“Gusto ko lang po linawin na lahat po ito ay puro fake news lamang po,” Nograles said.
“Huwag po tayo maniwala na mayroong military control or may mga extended lockdown o may pagsasara ng Divisoria o iba’t-ibang mga public markets po natin,” he continued.
The Cabinet Secretary also asked the public to refrain from sharing false information on social media, especially about the COVID-19 crisis.
“Please, to the public, do not share, do not post itong mga fake news na ito,” he said.
“Tumigil na kayo kung pwede pa. Tumigil na kayo… Paki-usap lang, tigilan niyo na ‘yan.” he warned.
Nograles said that in case the lockdown in Luzon will be extended, it will be announced by the official government pages or by President Rodrigo Duterte himself.
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In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Luzon under enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease.
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