- President Rodrigo Duterte hinted that the Metro Manila might be shifting to “modified quarantine” soon
- He mentioned that the guidelines regarding the modified quarantine will be released to the public
- Earlier, the Palace said that the Philippines cannot go back to normal as long as there is no vaccine against the COVID-19
- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the “general community quarantine” will be the “new normal”
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President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that the Metro Manila might be shifting to “modified quarantine” pretty soon.
KAMI learned that under the modified quarantine, some establishments will be allowed to partially open.
In a report by GMA News Online (authored by Julia Mari Ornedo), President Duterte also mentioned that construction workers might be allowed to work soon.
"We might open partially, construction workers things like that. You wait for the… lalabas na po yung modified. Modified ang quarantine natin so we will allow sectors of society na hindi talaga nagdidikit-dikitan,” Duterte said in his televised address.
"Kaya modified muna eh kasi kung magsiksikan kayo diyan sa LRT na naman, wala nang katapusan ang problema natin. It will never end," he added.
However, President Duterte did not give any further details regarding the modification of the enhanced community quarantine.
Earlier, as reported by the Philippine Star (authored by Franco Luna), the Palace said that the country cannot return to normal after the COVID-19 crisis, nothing that the general community quarantine will be the “new normal” as long as there is no vaccine discovered.
“We are no longer back to normal as we know it po. The GCQ is already that, it is the new normal. For as long as there is still no vaccine, we cannot go back to normal as we know it,” Roque said.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte extended the enhanced community quarantine over high-risk areas, including Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON.
As of posting time, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded a total of 7,777 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
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