A Better Strategy is Needed: Prolong ECQ is Never Enough

As opposed to simply depending on an augmentation of the upgraded local area quarantine in Metro Manila and four close by regions to check the flood in COVID-19 cases, the public authority should execute contact following, mass testing, extension of isolate offices and improvement of the country’s medical services framework.

In view of this, Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said that, if contact following and mass testing endeavors were more forceful and proactive, there could be early identification and seclusion of cases.

The expansion of the lockdown won’t solely tackle the issue of the increment in COVID-19. Particularly, there ought to be an improvement in the quantity of infection and nonvirus bed limit in both public and private medical clinics, and the [Department of Health] ought to be considered responsible.

He added that the public government should likewise invest more energy in keeping work environments safe and infection free for every day breadwinners.

Recently, Malacañang reported a one-week expansion of the strictest lockdown level in Metro Manila and the territories of Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan and Rizal.

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