June 14, 2024









Duterte may announce next quarantine status on April 28

President Duterte may announce the new quarantine classification for the month of May on Wednesday, April 28 as his weekly public address was also moved to the said date, Malacañang said.

President Duterte
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the announcement a few days before the existing quarantine classifications against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) expire on April 30.

In his press briefing on Monday, Roque said President Duterte may make the announcement on Wednesday after the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases meets on Tuesday, April 27.

“Bukas po [ang meeting] at bagama’t magkakaroon pa ng apela ‘yan, tingin ko ibibigay na ang rekomendasyon kay Presidente kasi magiging a-uno na ng Mayo (The meeting will take place tomorrow and even though there will still be appeals, I think we will make the recommendation to the President already since May 1 is fast approaching),” he said.

“Ang ‘Talk to the People’ nga ay Wednesday. Pwede nang si Presidente ang mag-anunsyo (The ‘Talk to the People’ will take place on Wednesday so the President can announce the new classifications by then),” he added.

According to Roque, the IATF will look at the two-week attack rate, daily attack rate, and healthcare utilization rate in making its recommendation to President Duterte.