LIVE NOW: Malacañang Palace Press Conference for updates of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 17, 2020


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Watch the Livestream video by the GMA network for the latest update of Coronavirus (COVID-19) press conference on March 17, 2020.

“Enhanced Community Quarantine” effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This will happen, classes’ suspension in all levels will cover entire Luzon until April 14, 2020, mass gatherings will be prohibited, a strict home quarantine will be observed in all households and movement will be limited to buying basic necessities, and there will be the heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures.

A work from home arrangement shall be implemented in the Executive branch, except those in frontline services. Media personnel shall be allowed to travel within the quarantine area. Mass public transport facilities shall be suspended.

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) establishments and export-oriented industries shall remain operational, subject to the condition that strict social distancing measures are observed. Land, air and sea travel shall be restricted.

Concerned gov’t agencies shall formulate programs, projects, and measures, such as the moratorium on lease rentals, advanced 13th-month pay, a reprieve in utility bills, for the social amelioration of affected workers and residents in Luzon.

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