- President Rodrigo Duterte recently approved the 'general community quarantine' guidelines for the low-risk to moderate-risk areas in the country
- The newly-implemented general community quarantine took effect on May 1, Friday
- However, one netizen posted a province's current situation after the GCQ took effect
- His online post prompted netizens to air their concerns afterwards
Low-risk and moderate-risk areas in the Philippines have recently been placed under a 'general community quarantine' which took effect on Friday, May 1.
Under the newly-implemented GCQ, the government has allowed more businesses, including malls and shopping centers, to operate.
Following this news, KAMI learned that one netizen recently shared photos of people allegedly swarming outside malls and other centers after the GCQ was implemented.
In his Facebook post, Alfred Calayo shared that the photos were taken in Roxas City, "Unang araw sa pagdeklara ng GCQ (General Community Quarantine) sa Roxas City, Capiz.
"May mga guidelines pa rin dapat sundin kahit nasa GCQ na. Ingat people."
In the photos, people could be seen waiting outside the mall without practicing social distancing.
His post, which garnered over a thousand shares on Facebook, prompted various netizens to air their concerns over the Philippines suffering from a second wave of coronavirus.
"Unang araw pa lang yan tas ganyan na."
"Grabe di man lang matakot sa second wave. Practice social distancing po."
"Mukhang ma-ECQ lang ulit kayo."
"Kung sa probinsya ganyan na, pano pa kaya sa Metro Manila kapag nag GCQ na?"
As reported earlier by KAMI, doctors in Europe and the United States have reported an increase in cases of Kawasaki disease in children. Scientific experts said that there is a possibility that this phenomenon might be linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, further studies need to be made to confirm the link between the coronavirus and Kawasaki disease.
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