DON’T LIFT OR EXTEND PH LOCKDOWN SANS MEDICAL PLAN

ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro has asked the Duterte administration to set into motion a viable medical plan against the COVID-19 pandemic if it decides to extend the lockdown imposed on Luzon until May 15 or lift it altogether.

"Lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) should have corresponding intensified medical solutions otherwise the 2 month lockdown would have been for nothing," said Castro, who is also the assistant minority leader at the House of Representatives.


"Nine weeks into the enhanced community quarantine, people are still looking for a systematic and comprehensive medical plan from the Duterte administration to be able to adequately address the COVID-19 pandemic," Castro said. "Community quarantines alone will not stop the spread of COVID-19. It should be paired with genuine and fast mass testing, systematic contact tracing and sufficient isolation and quarantine facilities so that communities can adequately contain the virus.”

Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) mathematics Prof. Felix Muga II also claimed that the Philippines has yet to flatten the curve, belying the claim of the Department of Health (DOH), as the reproduction rate of COVID-19 is still above 1 proving that we still have not been able to contain the virus. #coronavirusimpact #COVID19

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