ECQ working, but 1 week extension needed – experts

MANILA, Philippines — Experts are pushing for a one-week extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in order to maintain the downtrend in the surge of new COVID-19 cases. The OCTA Research Group made the recommendation as Malacañang cancelled yesterday its scheduled announcement on whether to end or extend the ECQ for the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble. Aside from NCR or Metro Manila, the provinces under ECQ, which expires today, are Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan. “President Duterte is weighing the pros and cons before making his fi…

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