Last night, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the highest alert level of Code Red Sublevel 2. He also declared a community quarantine for Metro Manila, which bars “land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from” the capital from March 15 to April 14, 2020. Classes across all levels have also been suspended until April 12.
However, the final details have not been fleshed out, leaving some people with questions. If you’re one of those who have things to ask, you can now do it.
The Department of Health (DOH) is now crowdsourcing questions to inform those who will be working on the detailed guidelines. To submit a question, all you need to do is to go to this >>>>Google Form<<<<
In the form, citizens are allowed to ask up to two questions. Please, make sure to ask legitimate questions. Do not spam them.
COVID-19 in the Philippines and around the world
DOH reported yesterday three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 52. The department also announced that five of the cases passed away.
As of posting, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 125,288 cases of COVID-19 with 4,614 deaths in 118 countries. However, it is important to note that recoveries are rising. John Hopkins University has declared 66,000 recoveries. China, which has the highest numbers of cases, reported 40 new cases on March 10, a stark contrast from 4,000 cases per day at some points in February. South Korea noticed a downward trend in new cases, while Macau discharged its last recovered patient on March 6.
Note from the editor: WASH YOUR HANDS. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR MOUTH, EYES, NOSE. ISOLATE YOURSELF.
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