Posibleng mailagay ang Metro Manila at apat na karatig-probinsya o NCR Plus sa ilalim ng GCQ sa Mayo 14 kasunod ng pagbaba ng COVID-19 reproduction rate ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque ngayong araw, Mayo 10.
“I will not second guess the IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases]. But pursuant to the formula, it is possible. Again, the final decision rests with the IATF,” saad niya sa press briefing.
Sa kabila ng posibilidad ng pagluwag ng quarantine status, sinabi ni Roque na mananatiling sarado ang mga border upang pigilan ang pagkalat ng mga bagong strain ng coronavirus.
“Kahit anong classification ang irekomenda ng IATF, hindi pa po tayo magbubukas ng ating borders. Bawal pa rin po ang turismo,” saad niya.
Sa kasalukuyan, ipinagbabawal pa rin ang pagpasok sa bansa ng mga foreigner maliban sa mga diplomat at healthcare workers.
Pansamantalang ipinagbawal ng Pilipinas ang pagpasok ng mga biyaherong magmumula sa India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, at Sri Lanka hanggang Mayo 14 upang pigilan ang pagkalat ng strain ng virus na natagpuan sa India.
“As far as our borders are concerned, I think worldwide ang phenomena is to continue with the travel ban dahil nga dito sa double variants na nanggagaling nga sa India,” dagdag niya.
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