By Prince Golez
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Monday urged the public to support whatever the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte concerning the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.
The Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) Technical Working Group, led by the Department of Health, will meet this afternoon to discuss the possible lifting, extension, or expansion of the lockdown which is set to expire on April 13, said Nograles.
“Kailangan po natin mag desisyon talaga. We have to make a decision and we have to make it as soon as possible. It will not be an easy decision, napakahirap po, it’s very, very difficult, only because ang daming factors na kailangan namin tingnan: kapakanan ng taumbayan, ang health, economic, social, security, medical,” the IATF spokesperson said in a virtual press briefing.
“Pakiusap ko lang po, ano man ang maging desisyon ng IATF, anuman ang magiging final na desisyon ni Pangulong Duterte suportahan po natin. Suportahan natin dahil hindi naman ito gawa-gawa lamang o kinuha lang namin kung saan-saan. Ito po ay dala ng masinsinang pag-aaral ng lahat ng mga eksperto na nariyan, hindi lamang eksperto dito sa ating bansa, kundi mga eksperto din mula sa ibang bansa na kung saan nakikita natin kahit sila po ay hirap na hirap na rin po,” he added.
On March 16, Duterte declared the entire island Luzon under enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease, which has killed at least 152 people across the country.