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BREAKING: Metro Manila in the Philippines placed under ‘community quarantine’ due to COVID-19
Philippine Inquirer ^ | 03/12/2020 | By: Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter

Posted on 03/12/2020 10:19:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the imposition of a “community quarantine” in the entire Metro Manila as the government scrambles to contain the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

The recommendation to put the National Capital Region (NCR) under isolation was made by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and was approved by Duterte in a meeting in Malacañang Thursday night.

Land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila will be suspended starting March 15, 2020, until April 14.

“Ayaw naming gamitin ‘yan kasi takot kayo sabihin niyo ‘lockdown’ (We don’t want to use the term lockdown because it frightens you). But it’s a lockdown. There’s no struggle of power here, walang giyera. It’s a matter of protecting and defending you from COVID-19,” Duterte said.

“It has nothing to do with the power of the police or the military or my power … it’s just an issue of protecting public interest and public health,” he added.

Meanwhile, local government units outside Metro Manila are advised to follow the following guidelines in imposing localized community quarantine in their respective jurisdictions:

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The President also banned mass gatherings or the “planned or spontaneous event where the number of people attending could strain the planning and response resources of the community hosting the event.”

To date, the Philippines has 52 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus that first emerged in China’s city of Wuhan in Hubei province in late 2019.

A vast majority of the confirmed cases were admitted to different hospitals across the capital region.

The World Health Organization now considers COVID-19 a pandemic.

1 posted on 03/12/2020 10:19:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Supposed to go to Atlantic City next weekend from Staten island. Reconsidering.

I’d hate to lose money gambling AND die:-)


2 posted on 03/12/2020 10:22:45 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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RE: Supposed to go to Atlantic City next weekend from Staten island. Reconsidering.

Well here’s a question — do you take the subway or the ferry? Plenty of people there.


3 posted on 03/12/2020 10:23:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: SeekAndFind

By this time even in places where there are not outbreaks people are demanding these steps be taken, which is probably a wise thing.

Why wait for trouble?


4 posted on 03/12/2020 10:24:18 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: SeekAndFind
In Berlin people have to get on and off at the back of the bus so the driver doesn't get coronavirus.

(Picture I took today.)
5 posted on 03/12/2020 10:24:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Temperatures in Manila are in the 90s. So much for “warmer weather will kill this,”


6 posted on 03/12/2020 10:26:23 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels."--Tom Waits)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL, this is a silver lining of being anti-social.


7 posted on 03/12/2020 10:26:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Would this have hit the Phillippines like Italy?

I think it’s more a prudent pre-caution than anything. Once people see all of these places doing the same thing, there’s a lot of pressure to do the same, whether or not the virus would have had that much impact in that area.


8 posted on 03/12/2020 10:28:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have actually been working on Staten island after 20 years in the city. I’ve been on Staten island working overnight in an office with about six other people for maybe 7 or 8 years now.

but trust me, if I decide not to go it’s because I decided not to lose the money. I have very little fear of this illness for myself although my mother or older aunts getting it does concern me.

And yet it seems that healthy people of younger ages are dying and Italy.


9 posted on 03/12/2020 10:28:27 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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It could be worse, you could WIN a lot of money then die.


10 posted on 03/12/2020 10:29:05 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Ouch, another one out to get Trump. /s


11 posted on 03/12/2020 10:32:58 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: dfwgator

Most private buildings, malls (the Real Filipino public space) and many homes do have air con...

Only when Ayala Malls, SM Malls and Robinson’s are ordered to be shut down that limit the spread.


12 posted on 03/12/2020 10:35:06 AM PDT by Starcitizen (American. No hypenation necessary. Send the H1B and H4EAD slime home. American jobs for Americans)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s the temp in Manilla this time of year.

Asking for a friend...


13 posted on 03/12/2020 10:35:35 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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Temperatures in Manila are in the 90s. So much for “warmer weather will kill this,”

Philippines had 3 cases last week and now they're up to 54. Philippines had already cancelled all flights to and from China, but currently travel between South Korea is normal.

14 posted on 03/12/2020 10:35:36 AM PDT by Right_Wing_Madman
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RE: What’s the temp in Manilla this time of year.

Between 80 to 90 degrees fahrenheit.


15 posted on 03/12/2020 10:36:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: SeekAndFind

How many cases are Chinese?


16 posted on 03/12/2020 10:36:46 AM PDT by kaktuskid
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I wonder if similar steps will be taken soon in other cities in RP? Cebu City and Davao would be the “biggies”.


17 posted on 03/12/2020 10:37:30 AM PDT by Paul R. (The Lib / Socialist goal: Total control of nothing left wort h controlling.)
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RE: How many cases are Chinese?

Quite a number I hear. There is a huge Fil-Chi ( Filipino Chinese ) population in Manila.

A Filipino-Chinese Church had two members who are now hospitalized in San Lazaro Hospital due to Covid-19. Both are doing well.

Worship services have been scheduled for the next two Sundays to be ONLINE.


18 posted on 03/12/2020 10:39:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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Clearly this quarantine action is fake news!

Everyone knows the virus doesn’t replicate over 85F.


19 posted on 03/12/2020 10:40:14 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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RE: Everyone knows the virus doesn’t replicate over 85F.

I don’t see much for an outbreak in Cold Russia.


20 posted on 03/12/2020 11:03:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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