THE PHILIPPINES: Covid-19 Update

Apr 15, 2020 | Global


  • The country’s main island of Luzon has been in lockdown since March 16.  The original lockdown was set to expired April 12, but has been extended to April 30 11:59 PM.  Under “enhanced community quarantine,” each household must designate a family member who will bear a “quarantine pass” that allows them to buy food and medicine.
  • On February 2, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte issued a temporary travel ban on visitors from China, Hong Kong, and Macau to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Local governments have started distributing food packages to poor households while the Philippine Congress is drafting a stimulus proposal.


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