Palace: Lockdown slowing spread of virus

The monthlong quarantine imposed by the government on the entire island of Luzon has helped to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines, Malacañang said.

3/30/2020 2:10:00 AM

The monthlong quarantine imposed by the government on the entire island of Luzon has helped to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines, Malacañang said.

MANILA, Philippines — The monthlong quarantine imposed by the government on the entire island of Luzon has helped to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines, Malacañang said

“[W]ith unrestricted movement of population, with each individual being a potential carrier, the coronavirus would have an untrammeled leap-frogging from one person to another,” Panelo said.The DOH reported on Sunday 343 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 1,418. It said three more patients had died, raising the death toll to 71. It also reported seven recoveries, bringing the total to 42.

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The agency, however, did not say whether the remaining 1,305 were all in Metro Manila or scattered across the country.Panelo said the smaller number of cases earlier was due to the lack of testing kits. Now, with more testing kits, more people are being tested and “necessarily the hitherto unknown cases of COVID-19 have surfaced, hence the galloping increase in number,” he said.

He gave the assurance, however, that the government is doing everything to “contain, if not permanently halt, the spread of [the coronavirus].”He said vital medical supplies, including protective equipment and sanitizers, were coming in from local manufacturers and donors.

Not only P500The DOH said that as of Sunday, 690 medical workers had answered the government’s call for volunteers in the fight against the coronavirus.ADVERTISEMENTAt the same time, the DOH reiterated its apology for causing a misimpression with its offer of P500 daily allowance to volunteers, saying the amount was only provisional as it was based on the volunteer program for outbreak response implemented in 2019.

“No amount would ever be equal to the service you have committed to render our countrymen as you prepare to support other health-care workers already [on] the front lines,” the DOH said in a statement.In a press briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said volunteers would receive special wages on top of the P500 daily allowance.

“Our volunteer health workers will be provided with food and a place to stay while serving and undergoing a 14-day quarantine. They will also receive daily allowance even while on quarantine,” Vergeire said.The volunteers will also receive a special risk allowance, hazard pay and transportation allowance, she said.

As provided for in the coronavirus response law passed last week by Congress, the medical expenses of volunteers who will get COVID-19 while in service will be shouldered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. Volunteers who will get sick will receive P100,000 in compensation. If they die, their families will receive P1 million. INQ

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Gago SLOW e nalagpasan na nga natin ang mga bansa sa SEA sila mga nagkaroon na una ang maganda ang control sa virus dito sa Pinas panay polpolitico pinapairal Data please? Kilos kilos din po. Inip na kami. emergencytulogpower Pa more. but it was so damn late! This is coming from the same guy who proposed eating bananas for self-medication. Tanga na lang ang maniniwala rito, and that's on period.

Anong slowed down? Mahigit isang libo na ang infected tapos ang baba pa ng recovery rate. Tapos nanghihingi pa kayo ng extension para sa quarantine. Habang tumatagal parami ng parami ang mga nagkakasakit. We've already established that that is the rationale for the ECQ but for us to be conclude with certainty that it's working, shouldn't we have some data as basis? ECQ helps, yes but to what extent? What additional measures do we have in place?

Anong basehan po ng sinasabi nyong slowdown? Eh di pa nga po matapos backlog sa testing na slowdown na? Give us facts po hindi opinyon. Speaking in tongues na naman si lolo Nasaan ang data? what's next? Meron na ngang emergency power... di man lang alam kung ano susunod na gagawin. Dumadami ang nagugutom at mas marami ang namamatay kesa nakakarecover... at parang mayayaman lang ang may access sa maayos na ospital care.

with economic repercussion You will never know. You haven't tested the majority of the population. Incubation period and asymptomatic cases? Echoserong frog... anong slowing spread di mo alam kalat na kasi walang naman mass testing... understated yung numbers and people are dying before even knowing if they're positive or not 🙄 puro PR ginagawa nyo bulok public service nyo oi

Without any data to show? Storya butbut. Ah, wait tatlong araw na atang umaangat ang number ng COVID positive, bumabagal? Ah, okay. (alam kong backlog lang 'to, pero ibig sabihin, wala pa talaga tayong report na real time) datos please SHAME ON U! HOW CAN U SAY THAT DERS A SLOW ON D SPREAD OF COVID19 IF DERS AN INCREASE ON D INFECTED PNOYS EVERYDAY....MUCH MORE DAT DER R DOCTORS DIE BEC OF COVID19! WHERE D HELL U GOT UR DATA? MassTestingPHNow

Thanks to our dedicated leaders... God bless the Philippines... ❤️ When you hear that phrase - 'Malacañan said' … It's not credible what? kulang nga pang test at laboratory kya mbagal ang bilang ng mga natetest, magmass testing para malaman ang totoong bilang ng positibo. It wouldn't be necessary had the government banned the Chinese tourists from entering the PH in the first place. We are suffering economic breakdown, lives are lost, all because they want to maintain 'peace' with their friend Jinping.

Pero bibig ng dilawan ganun pa din...hhehehe No brainer. You limit mobility & interaction, you limit transmission. Next sensible update please... imbento pa more With the rising number of cases anong slowdown 🙄👎 ay tlaga? bakit mas dumadami pa mga cases as d day goes by? too early to tell po, pero ang mas klaro po sa amin eh KAYO SA GOBYERNO ANG MABAGAL KUMILOS!

No hard facts to support statement FakeNewsAlert Panelo, you mean slow ang action ninyo? Panahon ng crisis, grabe pa rin ang red tape. May 276B budget na, pero wala pa ring PPE's. Sa pribadong sector lang nanggagaling ang PPE's. Thanks to VP Leni at sa ibang grupo. Pero ang gubyernong ito, wala. Sobrang nakakarindi.

Kahit man lang sanang matrix na nasa manila paper, mag-present ka ng evidence! Lecheng butiki! Ano daw? Self quarantine muna po kayo. Makakatulong po ng malaki sa bayan. Ulol. According to world report, you only have tested 2.5% of the entire population that's why the correct data is not showing! ChinaVirus InutilNaGobyerno DuterteResign

Yung brilyante ng lupa, tubig, at hangin di pa nabibigay ng mga Sangre kay Duterte kulang pa po powers nya...😂😂😂 gmanetwork GMAEncantadia Government’s action plans and status reports, after being granted with the special powers are what you should be updating the citizens of the Philippines about. COVID19PH Covid_19 RRD_Davao you should be accountable to the people.

Weh di nga Kya? 🙄 Yes it helped slow the china virus. But this slowed down DoH and DILG thinking as well Too early to tell. NasaanAng270Billion? I'm so tired reading tweets blaming it all to Duterte. I mean, come on. Yung mga mayor niyo din. Mga kurakot. Kurakot din yung mga taga DOH. Basically, di lang naman si Duterte problema. Halos lahat sila sa gobyerno. Kurakot!

Without him, life would be dull, in olden days, royals had court jesters, they were valued for the purpose they were intended Anouncing the monthlong quarantine but giving the people in metro manila 48 hours to go outside of it allowed the Chinese-duterte virus to spread fast. Kahit tangang tao sa kalye can say what panelo is claiming. Kapareho lang din sya ng tangang tao sa kalye. Daldal lang alam.

Teacher: silence please DOH: self quarantine U can’t claim that bec there’s no mass testing being made.Reality shows testing capacity has increased now,results show that numbers of covid19 + is increasing by d day. Can u just imagine how many hav been infected by them in their respective comminities? Prang survey results lang - ampaw, wakang basehan. Gusto lang ng propaganda kasi hinahanap na ang action after the emergency powerbwas granted. Ano na?! Magpapasko na ulit!

Prove it! The nature of a lockdown would have slowed the spread, regardless of how slow, reactive, and erratic the support of the government was for its frontliners and displaced workers 🙄 The question isn't 'did the lockdown work?' but 'how badly was it handled?' Huh? Are you really that out of reality? Butch, we need MassTestingPH malapit na mag end lockdown wala pa tayo sa peak. Paano yan? Emergency powers? Hello?

After lockdown, maglilisawan na ulit ang mga tao. Mas mataas ang risk of transmission. Tanga. fake news Is there anyone who still believes the lies of this guy and the rest of the Dodirty administration? TO be accurate, we just overtook Indonesia in CONFIRMED COVID19 CASES.. see date Johns Hopkins CoronaVirus Resource Center.

pwede ba i pa quarantine ang bibig nitong matandang sinungaling na to. Di naniniwala ang taga NCR daming bobo dyan. Sinungaling ka, paanong nakacontrol ng virus ang lockdown sa luzon, sir araw araw tumataas ang statistics ng infected ng COVID19,,,Be honest But for how long? Can we lift it after the month is over? How can we stop the spread if you don't test, isolate and trace?

it's more likely that we don't have enough test kits... not enough people tested. So ok na yun? Yung announcement na lockdown? Yung mga PPE’s? Yung support nyo sa taumbayan? Yung ayuda nyo sa mga frontliners? Nasan? At saan mo naman nakuha yang data na yan mareng Panelo? Joke of the day JOTD How do you know..comparative evidence please!!!

Pataas nga ng pataas yung case eh. Makikita this coming weeks kung effective tlgs yung ECQ. kasi we are already on our third week. Supposedly yung magpapakita ng symptoms, magsisilabasan na sila. Yung virus ba yung slow or kayo? Inaccurate. There’s not enough testing going around so you can’t really say that it slowed down.

imagine what will happen if no lockdown? damn if you, damn if you dont. How would you know? Wag kayo gagaya sa chinese government na puro kasinungalingan ha? Numbers show increasing positive cases and deaths. No mass testing yet. Panelo has no facts to back it up. Isn't this making up FakeNewsPH ? lockdown due to counting money and filling their pockets.

True Despite lockdown, MassTestingPHNow first. Don't just lock people from their homes without tracking the virus spread. paano mo nasabe?! kaya 'mababa' ang number ng positive kasi konti lang ang nate-test! pinagsasabi nito?! Kasing slow niyo? tumalon nga yung number kahapon e, v0v0 ba you? We can say that. Props pa din sa inyo kahit ganyan. :)

Really...matanong nga...where is d plan? Slowed down? Did we curve the line already? From the last report of DOH the numbers are still climbing up not down. Until 80% of Luzon's population is tested and came back negative then we can say we did, but for now don't give false positive statements without good data.

Kailangan ng pagkain! Stop your useless propaganda! Liars DATA PLEEEEASE!!! To be credible, you must show your data and statistics. To say such without hard evidence is pure speculation. Puro assumptions wala namang data to back it up! Mahiya ka naman para sa asawa at anak mong doktor! Grrrr 🤬 Present data supporting the argument or statement. Otherwise, the statement will confuse people...

Ayan ka na naman baka kainan mo ulit sinabi mo. Di ka na natuto puro yabang may pinagmanahan sa amo! I hope and pray that it's not too late. COVID19PH Mrshooli LifeInTheTimeOfCorona Kung anong ikinabagal diumano ng pagkalat ng virus, ganon din ikinabagal ng aksyon ng gobyerno! Anong nangyari na sa emergency powers? Ibalik nyo pera namin huyy!

How sure are you when we have only tested around 2k+ individuals? di talaga effective... lockdown na marami paring tao nasa daan. expect it to rise in the coming days. stay at home pero nasa labas parin. mag mass testing muna kayo before kayo kumuda. Wala pang 3k na tao ang natetest nyo. Covid19ALitmusTest Evidence, evidence, evidence. Where art thou, O Evidence?! I doth missed thou a lot. But nowhere do I found thee. Slow down? Yes. It makes the Philippines farther and farther from the truth.

From panelo na alam naman natin ang credebility based on his previous statements..palagay nyo maniniwala pa tayo? YOU THINK? Huh? The number of people tested positive is increasing everyday and the rate of increase is increasing also! The stastics seems to refute Panelo's statement! I wonder what is the basis of his statement.

Slow down?!! To what end.?! Slow death for everyone?! Linawin mo panelo Unfortunately, it hasn't happened that way. More people should quarantine themselves. Quarantine will not be enough. Sabi na yan ng WHO. Quarantine must come with mass testing. But DOH is just offering excuses for not mass testing. Meantime, people are dying. Duque and digong , namamasyal pa sa LUNETA...

i agree! dahil kng hnd nglock down. italy na tyo ngaun ng asia! cgro dhil slow testing tyo by estimate nsa 10k n cgro ang actual positive. but without the lockdown probably 100k n tyo ngaun! Evidence, please? Even DOH said effects of ECQ is to be seen in two weeks time. Don't you talk to them about this?

What you cant measure you cant improve. Avoiding test to register real number making all reports inaccurate. That is too early to tell! Help to slow? Are you fucking kidding me? Kailangan pa natin ng mas madaming test kits para malaman na ang totoong bilang ng may covid! Natural konti lang yan di nyo kasi tinetest!

Lockdown surely helped, especially for a highly infectious virus, effective way to stop it is stop person-to-person transfer which the lockdown did. Media won't admit it because it doesn't fit their anti-govt narrative. But this solution saved a lot of lives. COVID19PH How would they know? They havent tested betond 3k people.

Panelo is right, gov't was slow in everything if not downright incompetent. bakit mabagal? kase ilan lang ang laboratories pra sa covid,ayaw palawakin,bakit ayw palawakin? kase mauubos ang testing kits. Shhhhh! Dutertard is busy slapping the face of the corona virus hence the slowing of the spread. I just wonder, how many people including politicians and their family members were really tested? Studying the ratio will help reveal not only the distribution of cases per class but also the effectiveness of the program and it's policies, both in local and national

Claims. But no data to back it up oo may quarantine,.lockdown, 1k plus lng ang posite,.why?kase ung iba hnd pa nattest,sa isang araw hundred ang result na ndadagdagan,after ng ilng araw hundreds ulit,ganun kabagal ang result dumating At what cost, kung aim pala is slow down. Were there less intrusive manner? Bakit South Korea and Singapore wala wide scale lock down?

This 🦎 has no hard data. Wala nga MassTestingPHNow so where are you getting your info from? we're sitting ducks, nag aantay lang kung nahahawahan, quarantines are effective if you test test test, pero kung nag aantay at tulog si digs... Where's your evidenc? Or baka sa bansa lang yan ng mga butike... Sito kasi sa Pinas parang di naman?

It likely has been slown down. Except for Typhoid Koko screwing everything up.

Palace says lockdown not a failure as number of COVID-19 cases breach 1,000Weh di nga? 🤮 Your fucking government is the major failure kailan ba kayo umamin sa mga kasalanan niyo unless nasaktan niyo pride ng China? mga hayup kayo

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