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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte will decide on the fate of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) Thursday, his former aide, Senator Bong Go said.

In an interview with DZMM TeleRadyo, Go said that Duterte is weighing his options on whether to extend or lift the lockdown which has been scheduled to end on April 30.

“Ngayon po ay pinag-aaralang mabuti at ngayong Huwebes magdedesisyon ang ating Pangulo,” according to the lawmaker.

In a Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that medical experts recommended to the President the implementation of a modified or relaxed ECQ depending on the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in various localities all over the country.

“Wala pong nagrekomenda ng total lockdown. Ang opsyon na lumabas kahapon ay ipagpatuloy, di naman kaya i-relax o di naman kaya completely itigil ang ECQ sa iba’t ibang lugar ng bansa depende sa dami ng kaso ng Covid-19,” added Roque.

Yesterday, Duterte met with former health secretaries and other medical experts to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country.

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