President Rodrigo Duterte to address the public on Monday “tentatively at 4:00 pm,” Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says. According to Senate President Vicente Sotto III, “I expect to receive a report on [the] distribution of financial aid to the 18 million families of the informal sector, mass testing especially in urban areas, [and] prioritization of the safety and welfare of the frontline health workers.”
Latest update: President Rodrigo Duterte is still in a meeting with concerned agencies and is currently coordinating with them relative to the response measures being undertaken to address the Covid-19 situation in the country, according to Presidential Spox Salvador Panelo.
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The President set to talk the details of how his administration utilized public funds to send aid to indigent families and health workers. Recently, DOH recorded COVID-19 (as of March 30, 2020) has infected 1, 418 people in the Philippines, with 71 death and 42 recovered.
Luzon was placed on lockdown until April 12 and has not yet to comment on possibly extending the lockdown.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles told to the reporters, “What we would have achieved by April 12 is we would have been able to contain the virus. We would probably have been able to identify what communities are negative so siguro, we want to see more communities na negative, na walang COVID-19 cases. Basically the victory we want to happen is hindi na siya mag-spread and hopefully there will be no new cases happening.”
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