Duterte: Stranded people may go to military camps

first_imgDuterte said the situation may bedifficult now for the people from Luzon, but placing the entire island underenhanced community quarantine is the only way to step up the government’sbattle against the virus. Commuters scramble for a ride at the southbound lane of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Monday, the 1st work day in Metro Manila after the imposition of a “community quarantine” that will last until April 14. Thousands of workers are expected to cross the border of the region as authorities moved to halt the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. ABS-CBN NEWS “We are not alone. But let our countrylead the way in imposing a lockdown (that) is strict enough to effectively killCOVID-19, liberal enough so that our people will not die of hunger, and orderlyenough so that our country will not be driven towards chaos during thisdifficult time,” he said. “Kungwala ka nang mauwian, kung wala na kayong matulugan, I am asking themilitary commanders of the different camps all over the country that you can gothere and ask for accommodation at pagkain and they will only be toowilling to help you,” according to Duterte in an address to the nation onFriday. Following the imposition of the enhancedcommunity quarantine that aimed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19), several people were denied entry to various cities across Luzon asuniformed personnel enforce a strict lockdown.center_img MANILA – People who are stranded due tothe enforcement of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine can seek refugethrough the military camps, President Rodrigo Duterte said. He also noted that those living in Luzoncould still enjoy their freedom because one member of each household is allowedto go outside of their homes when they need to buy basic necessities. “We are in a critical time,” he added.“By its nature, it severely restricts the freedom of movement of ourcountrymen, and thus deprives many people of the ability to earn a living forthe coming weeks.”/PNlast_img

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