4 weeks IATF mulls extending quarantine status to one month Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases is looking into extending the duration of quarantine classifications from two weeks to one month, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Monday. In a televised briefing, Lopez said this proposal, initiated by Metro Manila mayors, will benefit the government's stability in policies it is implementing. "May ongoing IATF meeting ngayon, pinaguusapan ito. At definitely we're looking into longer term period ng community quarantine. In other words, baka hindi na 14 days, baka one month ang duration," Lopez said. (There is an ongoing IATF meeting and we're talking about this. ... more