- Vice President Leni Robredo is backing the medical frontliners' plea to place Metro Manila under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) again
- Robredo, in a series of tweets, has urged the government to listen to the health workers’ call
- She said their appeal is a “distress call” as they are already overwhelmed by the continuous growth of COVID-19 cases
- The Vice President suggested, “We need to listen, so that we can start rising from this crisis”
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Vice President Leni Robredo has urged the government to listen to the medical frontliner’s plea to place Metro Manila under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) anew.
In a series of Twitter posts, Robredo held that the health workers’ appeal is a “distress call” as they’re overwhelmed by the continuous growth of COVID-19 cases.
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“Our doctors are sending a distress call. They are asking govt for a timeout to recalibrate, restrategize, redirect our policies because our strategy and measures are not working. They are afraid they might be pushed into a situation where they must decide who lives and who dies.”
“The points raised by our doctors have also been part of repeated calls for action, not only from our office, but from experts and even affected sectors. We need to listen, so that we can start rising from this crisis. The only way to get through this is to stand together.”
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the deadly virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets.
The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
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