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Bong Go describes MECQ as ‘one step backward, two steps forward’; urges public to strictly follow protocols

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by: MDM

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said the government is taking one step backward and two steps forward in its decision to revert Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and, at the same time, strengthen testing ...

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said the government is taking one step backward and two steps forward in its decision to revert Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna a ...

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said the government is taking one step backward and two steps forward in its decision to revert Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and, at the same time, strengthen testing, tracing and treating capabilities of the health sector.  "Ang thrust po dito one step backward, two steps forward. Bahagi ito ng recalibration ng strategies. Maliban sa pagbibigay ng ti ...

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said the government is taking one step backward and two steps forward in its decision to revert Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and, at the same time, strengthen testing, tracing and treating capabilities of the health sector.  "Ang thrust po dito one step backward, two steps forward. Bahagi ito ng recalibration ng strategies. Maliban sa pagbibigay ng time out [para sa mga frontliners], ito ay para ma-intensify pa ang testing capacity natin and tracing capability and isolation capacity,” the Senator said during an interview given on Saturday, August 8.  Go, who serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, expressed concern at the rising number of COVID-19 infections which he attributed to increased testing. On August 6, the Philippines overtook Indonesia and emerged as Southeast Asia’s new coronavirus hot spot. There are 122,754 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 infection in the country, as of Augus ...

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