The stricter Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) will be effective today, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 4. The ECQ has been imposed on Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases.
With the continued rise in the number of cases being observed in the country, along with the threat of increased transmission posed by the expected higher mobility over the upcoming Holy Week, the Department of Health (DOH) strongly urges the public to stay at home and instead opt for online masses.
The public is called on to wear their masks properly, and to observe other preventive strategies, AT ALL TIMES and IN ALL SETTINGS—even at home—in order to help reduce transmission.
Moreover, the DOH urges all individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to immediately coordinate with their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) for appropriate management and referral for testing and isolation.
The DOH emphasizes that the number one objective right now is to ensure care is not hampered nor delayed for COVID and non-COVID patients. To do this, we need to ensure that our hospitals do not get overwhelmed, so everyone must act with extreme vigilance and help reduce transmission by consistently adhering to our preventive measures, as well as following our quarantine and isolation protocols.
The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) will be effective today, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 4. The stricter ECQ has been imposed on Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases.
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