(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) The Philippine capital, Manila and other places will return to the "improved and strengthened community isolation" for two weeks starting on August 4
China News Agency, Manila, August 3 (Reporter Guan Xiangdong) On the evening of August 2, local time, Philippine President Duterte convened an emergency meeting of members of the Philippine Inter-Agency Epidemic Prevention Task Force (IATF). According to the recommendations of the Philippine Minister of Health Duque, Approved the capital Metro Manila and nearby Neihu, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan provinces to return to the "Improved Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)" from August 4-18.
On August 2nd, international brand stores in the Makati Green Belt Business District of Manila CBD attracted customers with discounts. Philippine businesses are striving to recover during the epidemic. According to data from the Philippine Ministry of Health, the number of confirmed cases and the cumulative number in the Philippines broke records that day. The number of newly confirmed cases exceeded 5,000 for the first time to reach 5,032, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 100,000 to 103,185. Photo by China News Agency reporter Guan Xiangdong
On July 31, Duterte delivered a recorded television speech to the whole country, announcing that the Metro Manila region will continue to implement the "General Community Quarantine" (GCQ) before August 15. GCQ is the third-level community isolation measure of the Philippine government.
On August 1, 82 Philippine medical institutions jointly sent a letter to Duterte pointing out that due to the increasingly serious epidemic, the Philippine medical system was overloaded, and some hospitals could no longer admit patients who requested admission, calling for the capital area to be closed down again. Zhou, re-implement the highest level of "enhanced community quarantine" (ECQ), allowing medical staff to make rest adjustments, and at the same time improve prevention and control measures in the capital area, solve the problem of ineffective tracking and isolation of contacts, and improve public transportation and workplace safety measures. .
The MECQ, which is about to return to Manila and other places, is the Philippines' second-level isolation measure. According to the previous MECQ regulations, Manila and other places will once again restrict people from going out, start a pass system, only allow walking, running, cycling and other sports without human contact, stop urban public transportation, domestic and some international flights, and government departments will also Mainly work from home.
On August 2nd, international brand stores in the Makati Green Belt Business District of Manila CBD attracted customers with discounts. Philippine businesses are striving to recover during the epidemic. Photo by China News Agency reporter Guan Xiangdong
On June 1, Manila entered the "General Community Quarantine" (GCQ) after 77 days of "enhanced community isolation" (ECQ) and "improved enhanced community isolation (MECQ)". In the following two months, electricity, retail, logistics, catering, shopping centers, outdoor sports, public transportation, etc. gradually resumed with new sanitation standards. However, with the increase in people's contact, the rate of growth of the epidemic has accelerated, and medical facilities have become urgent.
On August 2, local time, data from the Philippine Ministry of Health showed that the number of newly diagnosed new coronary pneumonia in the Philippines and the cumulative number of confirmed cases broke records that day. The number of newly diagnosed cases in a single day exceeded 5,000 for the first time, reaching 5,052, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 100,000, reaching 103,185. Professor Lei Yue from the University of the Philippines Epidemic Prevention and Response Strategy Research Group pointed out in an interview with the media that the Philippine epidemic has shown "exponential growth", and it is predicted that the number of new coronary pneumonia cases in the Philippines may reach 150,000 by the end of August. (Finish)