By ARGYLL CYRUS B. GEDUCOS
Malacañang denied studies that Metro Manila might be positioned below a so-called “circuit breaker lockdown” beginning subsequent week as a result of nation’s rising variety of coronavirus illness (COVID-19) instances.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the assertion after a message circulating through textual content and social media claimed that the federal government’s pandemic process pressure would put Metro Manila below stricter lockdown.
The lockdown, in accordance with the message, will final for 2 weeks beginning Monday, March 22, to reap the benefits of the upcoming Holy Week. It furthered that non-essential companies might be closed throughout this era.
In a textual content message, Roque had one phrase to dismiss the alleged warning. “False,” he mentioned.
On Friday, the Inter-Company Activity Drive (IATF) for the Administration of Rising Infectious Illnesses authorised the closure of beforehand opened companies and limiting the variety of individuals allowed in public locations from March 22 to April 4 as a result of fast-rising COVID-19 instances within the nation.
It likewise prohibited sure international nationals anew from getting into the nation.
Roque mentioned that the federal government was making an attempt its finest to ease the variety of instances with out having to go on lockdown once more.
“Sinusubukan po nating ipababa talaga ang numero ng COVID-19 instances nang hindi po nagsasarado nang malawakan ang ating ekonomiya. So inaasahan po natin ang kooperasyon ng lahat,” he mentioned.
“Sa pamamagitan ng newest resolution na ito ng IATF, baka naman po mapababa natin,” he added.
So far, the nation has recorded 656,056 instances of COVID-19 with 7,999 recorded Saturday, March 20, the very best for the reason that pandemic hit the nation final yr.