Gov’t eyes ‘selective quarantine’

first_imgGalvez, however, said that aggressivelytargeted widespread testing, which is slated to start on Tuesday, would be a“gamechanger” in the government’s COVID-19 response. According to Secretary Carlito GalvezJr., the government could possibly enforce such  policy is massivetesting, an increased recovery rate and lower fatality rate of COVID-19patients, and increased capacity of local health units were achieved. “Kunghindi natin naisagawa ng ECQ,maaaring umabot tayo ng mahigit na 140,000 to 550,000 cases mula Abril hanggang Hunyo ayon sapag-aaral ng mga expert natin saUniversity of the Philippines at sainternational community,” Galvez said./PN “Let us not waste our efforts and gainsthat we achieved during the past three weeks under ECQ,” Galvez said. “Maaari pong magkaroon ng selectivequarantine kung magiging maayos po angating pagsunod sa ECQ.” Business leaders earlier urged thegovernment to take into consideration a barangay-level quarantine to allow themanufacturing, construction, agriculture industries to operate. “Kapagnatapos natin ang large-scale natesting sa mga priority testing areas saNational Capital Region ay ma-sa-satisfyna natin ang implementation ng ating istratehiya – detect, isolate,and treat the patients,” Galvez said. MANILA – The Luzon-wide enhancedcommunity quarantine (ECQ) could be downgraded to a “selective quarantine” ifthe current lockdown against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be successful.  “‘Yung datos na po ang magiging basehan upangmaiwasan nating malaganap ang tinatawag nating second wave o pagtaasna naman ng new cases at sakacases ng deaths,” he further said. Galvez noted that there are over 4,400quarantine control points manned by some 60,000 uniformed personnel across thecountry.last_img

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