1 week Roque: Relaxed age-based stay-at-home limits backed by science, hard data Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to ease the age range of those allowed to go out amid quarantine restrictions is "based on science and hard data," Malacaang said Friday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque noted that "global experience has shown that the case fatality rate and severity of sickness between 15 and 20 years old vis--vis those who are 65 years old and above are much less as younger people have fewer health risks." "This is in addition to the fact that the age of 65 is the ... more