Medical frontliners might again ask for ‘time out’ if MGCQ proposal approved

A group of doctors in the country fears that the medical frontliners might ask for “time out” again in the possible increase in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases now that the government is asking to put the Philippines in the simplest quarantine protocols laid down by task force.

On TeleRadyo, Dr. Maricar Limpin, of the Philippine College of Physicians, said that works would not be able to rest again if the entire Philippines is subjected to a modified general community quarantine.

“Kailangan umusad tayo kahit paunti-unti. Huwag yung uusad ka, tapos bigla ka na namang aatras. Yun ang pinakamasakit sa lahat. Ayaw na ho naming gawin yung ginawa namin noon na nanghingi ho kami ng time out,” said Limpin.

Last year, frontliners in Metro Manila – which eased the general community quarantine in June – demanded a “time out” and asked that the region be returned to the enhanced community quarantine due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

The request of the frontliners was granted, and Metro Manila was subjected to a modified enhanced community quarantine for two weeks in August.

But in case the whole country is subjected to MGCQ, Limpin has tips to protect himself.

Medical frontliners might again ask for ‘time out’ if MGC proposal approved

The request of the frontliners was granted, and Metro Manila was subjected to a modified enhanced community quarantine for two weeks in August.

But in case the whole country is subjected to MGCQ, Limpin has tips to protect oneself.

First, the public must follow protocols such as wearing a face mask and following physical distancing.

A mask with 3 layers should also be chosen. When commuting to work, hesitate to ride when a is crowded.

Above all, he said, the body must be made strong and ready.

Many parts of the country are on MGCQ, while Metro Manila – the epicenter of the pandemic – and some other areas are currently in general community quarantine.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 552,246 on Tuesday, of which 28,926 or 5.2 percent were active cases.