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Manila Lockdown!!!

ArnoldZArnoldZ Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
edited March 12 in Local and Foreign Issues

Philippines' Duterte Announces 'Lockdown' of Manila to Fight Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

Reuters

FILE PHOTO: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte arrives to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERSREUTERS

MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced a halt on domestic land, sea and air travel to and from Manila, as well as community quarantine measures, in what he called a "lockdown" of the capital to arrest the spread of coronavirus.

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Duterte approved a resolution to allow a raft of containment measures including bans on mass gatherings, a month of school closures and quarantining in communities where cases are detected, as well as stopping domestic travel in and out of Manila.

It follows confirmation on Saturday of the Philippines' first domestic transmission of the virus, which has killed two people there and infected 53.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-03-12/philippines-duterte-announces-lockdown-of-manila-to-fight-coronavirus

Will there be enough manpower and facilities to conduct exhaustive testing and caring for those infected? Are there even enough kits for testing?
How about provisions to feed all those that will be lockdowned?
Lockdown might be a necessary option but an illprepared one can cause chaos, panic and heavens forbid catastrophe!
Who can say that there will not be others who would to get out of Manila, one way or snother.
Solution or cause for more problems?
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  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One Pexer of the Year! PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I reckon that undetected virus carriers could be in the hundreds or in the thousands, considering only few people have been tested in the Philippines.  

    The Philippine government I think is aware of the real situation hence they have to resort to a lockdown.

    Sadly, one of the many countries that is ill unprepared to deal with the virus.


  • joerizjoeriz Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited March 12
    Will there be barricades and barbed wire fences on roadways out of Manila?
    What will the military do for those who try to get out of Manila?
    Will they shoot them?
    It will take only one person shouting in the street: "We're all gonna die!! We're all gonna die!" To cause panic and chaos!

    11 million people! Just imagine, how they are going to be supplied with food and water when supplies and items in groceries ran out.

    Can the Philippines government even create one decent hospital in ten days?

    "Contagion" and "Outbreak" are not just movies anymore!
  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One Pexer of the Year! PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    joeriz said:


    Can the Philippines government even create one decent hospital in ten days?

    "Contagion" and "Outbreak" are not just movies anymore!

    Nope, they can't even do it in ten months.

  • ArnoldZArnoldZ Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    These are very uncertain times!
    Even Tom Hanks and wife are infected with COVID-19!

    Makes you ask the question: "When am I going to be at the end of today?
  • joerizjoeriz Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Philippines' Duterte Announces 'Lockdown' of Manila to Fight Coronavirus


    Don't call it a "lockdown" call it "community quarantine".
    Even though it is really a lockdown.




  • crazy legscrazy legs Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited March 13
    How do you impose a lockdown?  Will they have enough manpower to impose it?  Pretty sure they don't. 

    Will they have enough discipline to enforce it.  Pretty sure they wont.


  • topnotch97topnotch97 Marley Brinx says hi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    well that's the problem. Filipinos are too stubborn to comply.

    when you tell them, don't enter the 14 kilometer danger zone, they enter nonetheless.

    but when you have a Philippine President who encourages "shoot to kill," well you get the idea, am I right?
  • ArnoldZArnoldZ Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^^The wrath of international opinion will come down heavily on Duterte if a single bullet is fired against the people in the lockdown!
  • joerizjoeriz Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    joeriz said:


    Can the Philippines government even create one decent hospital in ten days?

    "Contagion" and "Outbreak" are not just movies anymore!

    Nope, they can't even do it in ten months.

    Then hospitals in Manila will run out of bedspaces once people infected w!ith the coronavitus start to peak!
    And the government better start looking for cemetery spaces where to bury the fatalities!
  • ArnoldZArnoldZ Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐


    covid 19 compared to other common conditions table
    covid 19 compared to other common conditions table
  • topnotch97topnotch97 Marley Brinx says hi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^^ and that problem. symptoms are so much alike.

    even if there is no shortage of test kit, not everyone will be screened for covid19.

    if let's say i paid a visit to Kaiser Hospital or some gov't hospital, they'll do a triage.
    ask for your travel history, your daily routine, etc.
    now if your symptoms as described above with a 101 degrees, they'll send you home instead.
    coz you need to have 102.
    they've been turning away patients because not everyone has covid19, at most people just have regular flu. or mono. or something else.
    and that has something to do with state regulations, on multi-level medical regulations, and only at the state level alone. aka red tape at the state level.
  • topnotch97topnotch97 Marley Brinx says hi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Extend niyo ren ang Deadline to file for Taxes sa BIR

    kahit yung mga local gov't services gaya ng pag-bayad ng real estate tax. or business tax.

    dapat kasi gawin niyo na kasing online ang mga gov't transactions. eto kasi ang problema manu-mano.
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  • bzbee9bzbee9 Member PEx Rookie ⭐


    Lockdown on Manila but flights from China 4 times daily with chinese arriving in the city.

    What kind of bullshits is this duterte?

  • ArnoldZArnoldZ Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^^  Looks like his idea is just to keep Manileños inside the city.
  • ArnoldZArnoldZ Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited March 14

    Philippine capital plans curfew as coronavirus deaths, infection tally spike

    By Neil Jerome Morales
    ReutersMarch 13, 2020, 8:36 PM PDT
    Daily life in Manila amid new coronavirus cases
    Daily life in Manila amid new coronavirus cases

    By Neil Jerome Morales

    MANILA (Reuters) - Manila announced nighttime curfews on Saturday and urged shopping malls to close for one month, in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, as the Philippines reported its eighth death and the largest single-day increase in confirmed cases.

    The Philippines' health department on Saturday confirmed three new fatalities, including a patient in southern Philippines, bringing the total number of deaths to eight. It also reported 34 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 98.

    Details of the new cases are being validated and authorities are verifying reports of more infections, Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told a news conference.

    President Rodrigo Duterte has raised the country's health emergency status to the highest level and issued quarantine measures in the capital, home to at least 12 million people.

    He also issued land and air travel restrictions to and from the capital on Thursday that will take effect on March 15, and extended school closures to April 12.

    The measures in the Philippine capital, if implemented fully, would be among the strictest in Asia, and come as European countries and the United States battle to contain a pandemic that has killed more than 5,000 worldwide.

    "To limit the spread of the virus, we need to limit the movement of people. We are slowing down the movement of people in Metro Manila," Jose Arturo Garcia, general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, told a news conference.

    Some of the capital's residents flocked to bus stations and airports ahead of the travel ban that will start Sunday.

    The nighttime curfew will take effect on March 15 to April 14, but some employees will be exempt, Garcia said. He said people who violated the curfew would be turned back, but would not be reprimanded or arrested.

    Mayors will issue local ordinances for the temporary closure of malls and establishments, exempting shops offering essential services like groceries, banks and pharmacies. The capital is home to sprawling shopping malls, some of which are among the largest in the world.

    https://news.yahoo.com/philippines-records-one-coronavirus-death-033637351.html

    How about releasing financial aid to pay gor test kits?

    Money to disinfect government buildings, streets?

  • hellraiser2.hellraiser2. Registered User PEx Rookie ⭐
    bzbee9 said:


    Lockdown on Manila but flights from China 4 times daily with chinese arriving in the city.

    What kind of bullshits is this duterte?

    BI to ban travelers coming from Italy, Iran



    MANILA, Philippines — Travelers coming from Italy and Iran will not be allowed to enter the Philippines as part of the measures to combat the further spread of COVID-19, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Saturday.

    BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the travel restriction will take effect starting 12 midnight of March 16, which is a health protocol under the guidelines of government’s Code Red Sub-Level 2 alert.

    Passengers coming from Iran and Italy in the past 14 days must present a medical certificate by competent health authorities within the last 48 hours prior to their arrival in the Philippines and will be referred to the Bureau of Quarantine.

    “Passengers coming from, or has transited through Iran and Italy in the last fourteen days, shall be required to present a medical certificate issued by competent medical authorities within the last 48 hours prior to arrival in the country certifying that they are COVID-2019 free,” Morente said in a statement.

    Exempted from the travel ban from Italy are “Filipino citizens including their foreign spouse and children, holders of permanent resident visas, and members of the diplomatic corps.” Those excluded will still undergo government’s health protocol which is 14-day mandatory quarantine.

    Morente also said they lifted travel restrictions for Balik-Manggagawa Overseas Filipino Workers going to China.

    “Balik-Manggagawa OFWs deployed in China will be allowed to return there, except to those deployed in Hubei Province.  They will be required to execute a declaration signifying their knowledge and understanding of the risks involved,” he said.

    Currently, the Philippine government imposed travel ban for travelers going to and from China, Hong Kong, Macau and North Gyeongsang including Daegu and Cheongdo.

    The novel coronavirus, which first detected in China in December, has now killed more than 5,000 people, with cases around the world topping 134,000, according to an AFP tally. Fatalities continued to increase in Italy and Iran





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