Health Metro Manila, with over 12-million population, to be placed...

Metro Manila, with over 12-million population, to be placed on lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak

-

- Advertisment -

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila on lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in the country.

The region has more than 12 million population. Duterte’s decision is considered as the massive lockdown in the country in recent history.

Photo by JC Gellidon

The lockdown includes 16 cities and one municipality.

“The recommendation of the Department of Health Technical Advisory Group on imposing Stringent Social Distancing Measures in the National Capital Region are adopted for a period of 30 days,” the IATF’s Resolution No. 11 reads.

“Land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila shall be suspended after the expiration of 48 hours from issuance of this Resolution,” it adds.

The lockdown will begin on March 15 and last until April 14.

“For Manila, may ‘Ayaw naming gamitin ‘yan,’ pero kasi takot kayong sabihing lockdown, but it’s a lockdown. There is no struggle of power here, walang away dito, walang giyera. It’s just a matter of protecting and defending you from COVID-19,” Duterte said.

TGFM
The Global Filipino Magazine is the only Filipino magazine in the UAE that prints on a monthly basis. Its goal is to champion the success of every global Filipino across the globe.

Latest news

NMC Speciality Hospital Al Ain team gets creative in promoting Global Hand Hygiene Day

Every May 5, the world celebrates Global Hygiene Day to maintain global promotion, visibility, and sustainability of...

Former UAE resident who killed wife, 2 daughters to stand trial in Ajman

An Afghan national, 38, who has allegedly killed his own wife, 32, and his two minor daughters,...

Filipino Institute to conduct in-person graduation rites on Friday, May 7

Filipino Institute is all set to conduct another in-person graduation ceremony on Friday, May 7 at the...

Unvaccinated citizens in Kuwait banned from traveling abroad

Kuwait has banned its residents who are yet to receive the Covid-19 vaccine from traveling abroad. The...
- Advertisement -

Eid Al Fitr holidays for UAE private, public sectors announced

Authorities in the UAE have recently announced Eid Al Fitr holiday dates for private and public sectors. 

Filipino Institute calls students to participate in an online survey

Filipino Institute is venturing into a new business in Dubai. This time, it will establish a restaurant...

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you