Duterte suspends land, air, ocean travel: Metro Manila on 'lockdown'

President Rodrigo Duterte has put Metro Manila on a 'lockdown' for one month due to the profoundly infectious coronavirus illness (COVID-19).


CEBU, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has set Metro Manila on a 'lockdown' for one month due to the profoundly infectious coronavirus sickness (COVID-19).

Duterte made the declaration the previous evening in his location to the country after the World Health Organization described the new coronavirus flare-up a pandemic, which means it is spreading in a few districts through neighborhood transmissions.

The president said Metro Manila would be shut to land, air, and ocean travel from March 15. The suspension of movement all through the National Capital Region will be until April 14, subject to day by day evaluation. He likewise declared that network isolate will be forced on all of Metro Manila.

Mass transportation inside Metro Manila like the Light Rail Transit and Metro Rail Transit will proceed, despite the fact that the Department of Transportation was coordinated to ensure that social separating rules are followed.

"Nandiyan na yan, it's a genuine one. It is valid... huwag ninyong maliitin. Try not to limit it however don't execute yourself with stress since government is doing everything conceivable to make it controllable," Duterte said.

No Martial Law

He said the military and the police might be called to help authorize the movement limitations and different measures. In any case, he rushed to alleviate fears that he was pronouncing a military law.

"Hindi ito military law. This is certifiably not a military law, it isn't in any event, something remarkable," Duterte said.

Different estimates that the president reported the previous evening remember the expansion of the suspension of classes for Metro Manila until April 12, 2020. The understudies, be that as it may, will be required to finish their class necessities regardless of whether formal classes have been suspended. Duterte additionally said that arranged or unconstrained mass social affairs are prohibited.

He said that work in the official division will be suspended during this period without partiality to the development of skeletal workforces. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) was advised to empower "adaptable work courses of action" in the private division.


In the interim, the nation's affirmed COVID-19 cases kept on getting yesterday after the Department of Health counted three new diseases, raising the aggregate to 52.

The WHO has just portrayed the new coronavirus episode as a pandemic. A dominant part of affirmed diseases in the Philippines were just distinguished over the most recent six days following a month-long respite in cases.

There are worries that the figure might be greater because of the nation's constrained trying system.

Wellbeing experts on Thursday announced five passings due to the new coronavirus. (see separate story)

The quantity of cases over the world has ascended to more than 124,000 in excess of 100 nations and regions with more than 4,500 passings. While circumstance in China has steadied, infection hotspots have risen somewhere else: South Korea, Italy and Iran.

"We have at no other time seen a pandemic started by a coronavirus," WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

"We're profoundly concerned both by the disturbing degrees of spread and seriousness and by the disturbing degrees of inaction," he included.

Worldwide wellbeing specialists are at present scrambling to build up an immunization on the new pathogen of coronavirus, a group of infections that causes respiratory diseases commonly portrayed by hack and colds.

What is a pandemic?

"Pandemic" itself is an approximately characterized term, however "can cause outlandish dread" as Tedros perceived on his announcement. That, and the kickback WHO languished in the past over quickly making such affirmations on ailments that showed up effectively contained like H1N1 swine influenza, incited the multilateral office to be increasingly cautious on evaluating the spread of coronavirus.

A defining moment for WHO was an alleged "inaction" on numerous wards to control the flare-up. "WHO has been evaluating this episode nonstop and we are profoundly concerned both by the disturbing degrees of spread and seriousness, and by the disturbing degrees of inaction," Tedros said.

Officially, what a pandemic assignment does is to call for quick and more grounded coordination among nations and stop the spread of disease. It additionally approaches governments to have appropriate and compelling danger correspondence plans previously, after and during the pandemic.

If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
Be the first to rate
(0 ratings)
No rates yet
No recommendations yet
Log in ,
to rate and recommend


Buses Schedule
Breaking Cebu News! Buses Schedule between Cebu provinces during General Community Quarantine SCHEDULE OF TRIPS Starting June 1, 2020CEBU - ARGAO6:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM, 5:00PMARGAO - CEBU6:00AM, 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM, 6:00PMCEBU - CARCAR6:45AM, 8:15AM, 9:15AM, 10:15AM, 11:15AM, 12:45PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM, 5:00PM, 6:00PMCARCAR - CEBU6:00AM, 7:00AM, 8:00AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PMCEBU...
321 recovered patients
Breaking Cebu News! 321 recovered patients come back to home Yesterday Cebu City has  a new record. After hospitalization 321 recovered patients come back to their families. Good team job in isolation centers got better results.We have the most number of recoveries recorded today, 279 coming from Brgy Mambaling, 22 from Brgy Tejero, 15 from Brgy Labangon, 2 from Brgy Mabolo, 1 each from Brgy Lahug, Capitol Site and Luz.Our recoveries have reached a total o...
Recoveries in the Cebu
Breaking Cebu News! 164 new recovered COVID-19 patients Second wave by COVID-19 not for Cebu City. 164  recovered patients show for us this is the real situation. This big amount can be way for lifted lockdown and community quarantine. Good team job with Cebu government and front liners got the results. This amount should to be better for exclude second wave of COVID-19 in the Cebu. People should to follow the rules for protect by CoronaVirus. Lockdown and...
51 recovered COVID19 patients in the Cebu
Breaking Cebu News! 51 recovered COVID19 patients in the Cebu, Philippines from Barangay Luz Isolation Center 51 recovered patients from Barangay Luz Isolation Center allready can to come back their home. They are ready join to community and come back to regular life. When they are been in Isolation Center they are got full medical helps and now has been recovered.Karong adlawa, mapasalamaton natong gi-release gikan sa Barangay Luz Isolation Center ang 51...
Coronavirus statistic update May 10,2020
Breaking Philippines news! Coronavirus statistic update May 10, 2020 The Department of Health Philippines reported 184 new cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 4:00 PM. The total number of recovered 1924, confirmed 10794, deaths 719 DOH COVID-19 BULLETIN #057As of 4PM today, May 10, 2020, the Department of Health reports 184 new cases (PH10611-PH10794) of COVID-19.  NCR with additional 77 new cases, Region 7 with additional 75 and 32 new additional c...
CCHD reported 40 new cases in Cebu
Breaking Cebu News! Cebu City Health Department reported 40 new positive cases of CoronaVirus in The Cebu City The Cebu City Health Department reported 40 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Cebu City May 10, 2020. Total cases 1474, died 7, recovered 31 40 New confirmed posiitive as of May 10, 2020 8am1 new case in Alaska, Mambaling2 new cases in Sambag 21 new case in Bato Ermita1 new case in Punta Princesa33 new cases in Sitio Negative Carreta1 new case...
Aquino International Airport new rules
Today News! Manila, Philippines Aquino International Airport informed about new rules after open During the month starting tomorrow, all incoming charter and commercial international flights to Manila will be able to land at Nina Aquino International Airport (NAIA) only on their designated days.Charter international inbound flights are permitted only on Mondays and Thursdays, and incoming international commercial flights (scheduled) will only be permitted...
Breaking Cebu News! LOW MORTALITY IN THE CEBU CITY reported Government Cebu City During quarantine, according Cebu City Health Department in the Cebu City registered only 7 died cases. That's low mortality because Cebu City confirmed 1434 COVID-19 positive cases. Cebu City Health Department and government the Cebu City still provide the COVID-19  testing, disinfection in some places and isolated people who affected COVID-19LOW MORTALITY IN CEBU CITY. Deput...
17 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Cebu
Breaking News Cebu! 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported Cebu City Department of Health According to Cebu City Health Department, during massive testing for today Cebu City got results 17 new COVID-19 confirmed cases.According to Cebu City Health Department, during massive testing for today Cebu City got results 17 new COVID-19 confirmed cases.List of Locations where confirmed COVID-1917 new confirmed cases:2 new cases from Brgy Labangon- Salvador1 n...