Better overall management, not just ‘stricter GCQ'
Manila Bulletin|May 15, 2021
After more than six weeks of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and its modified version (MECQ), President Duterte has once again placed the National Capitol Region Plus area under a ‘stricter’ general community quarantine (GCQ) from May 15 to 31.

Recall that before the start of Holy Week, ECQ was imposed on what was then a newly created NCR Plus bubble. This was on account of a rapid upsurge in COVID-19 infections that was attributed in part to the newly discovered variants originating overseas that had already been detected in the country.

By simply visiting the Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracker on the internet, Juan de la Cruz could find out for himself how the country is now faring in terms of containing the deadly pandemic. During the latest reported seven-day period ending on May 13, the number of those who recovered jumped from 999,011 to 1,050,643 or an increase of 51,632. This translates to a daily average of 7,376 recoveries.

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