President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision on Luzon lockdown extension may be made on April 12 to 14, said National Task Force COVID-19 Response Chief Implementor Carlito Galvez Jr.
“Ang nakikita ko magdedecide ang Presidente between April 12 and April 14. Ihahanda pa rin natin ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mga mamamayan ,” Galvez said in an interview with dzMM on Monday.
(I think the President will decide between April 12 and 14. We have to prepare other necessities of our countrymen first.)
Galvez also backs up the enhanced community quarantine extension to flatten the curve of the pandemic coronavirus in the country. He said the number of deaths continues to increase while recoveries remain low. Galvez is also the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.
Palaces spokesperson Salvador Panelo said there was an emerging consensus for extending the Luzon-wide lockdown for another two weeks.
Emerging consensus for Luzon lockdown extension
“There is an emerging consensus coming from medical experts, businessmen, government officials, and other well meaning individuals that an extension of two weeks for the enhanced community quarantine or lockdown is necessary,” Salvador Panelo said in an emailed statement on Sunday, April 5.