Duterte says he cannot order a total lockdown in Metro Manila and other parts of the country because it will hurt critical industries.
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a lockdown of the main economic center of Metro Manila anew, economic data out this week are poised to show bigger economic collapse from the pandemic.
Health Secretary Duque discusses medical community’s plea to place Metro Manila under stricter lockdown. #COVID19Quarantine
Millions in metro go for stay home for life safety but no business activity bring nation fiscal health to cripple.Thus smart lockdown need to called for business not to collapse.
Stay-at-home orders are now in effect in Manila and four surrounding provinces on the island of Luzon.
Residents of Manila can only step out for essentials.
The Philippines only just emerged from a long lockdown in June.
Manila hospitals have been struggling to cope with a five-fold rise in confirmed infections, now surging past 100,000.