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Duterte to meet with key Cabinet members to tackle call for ECQ in Mega Manila

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 02:17 PM August 02, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with key Cabinet members on Sunday to discuss the call of medical frontliners  to place Mega Manila under a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period.

This was confirmed by Palace spokesman Harry Roque on Twitter.

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“The President will meet with key cabinet members today to discuss yesterday’s letter from the frontliners,” Roque said.

“I will make the proper announcement in due course,” he added.

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A group of medical frontliners on Saturday urged the government to return Mega Manila to stricter lockdown measures for two weeks.

The two-week ECQ period will serve as a “time out to recalibrate the government’s COVID-19 response.”

Malacañang earlier said that Duterte has directed the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to act on the concerns of the frontliners immediately.

As of Saturday, the Philippines has 98,232 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, with 65,265 recoveries and 2,039 deaths.

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