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Duterte extends state of calamity in PH for one more year

ALL GOV'T AGENCIES MOBILIZED TO ELIMINATE COVID-19 THREAT
By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 05:30 PM September 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the state of calamity placed over the entire Philippines for one more year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his Proclamation No. 1021, Duterte extended the state of calamity “for a period of one year, effective 13 September 2020 to 12 September 2021, unless earlier lifted or extended as circumstances may warrant.”

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Duterte directed all government agencies and local government units to cooperate and mobilize resources “to undertake critical, urgent, and appropriate disaster response aid and measures in a timeline manner to curtail and eliminate the threat of COVID-19.”

Law enforcement agencies, with the support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, were also directed to continue implementing measures “to ensure peace and order.”

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It was in March when the President, through Proclamation 929, placed the entire country under a state of calamity due to the virus outbreak. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243774/duterte-philippines-now-under-state-of-calamity-due-to-covid-19

This measure allowed local government units to access their quick response funds to respond to the health crisis.

As of Friday, the Philippines recorded 279,526 COVID-19 cases with 4,830 deaths and 208,790 recoveries.

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