In the challenging task of balancing health and economy, the move to place National Capital Region (NCR) and other areas under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) is a temporary reprieve aimed to heed the call of the medical professions. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) supports the government in finding ways to address their concerns. We believe in the decision of our President to temporarily institute stricter measures under MECQ to prevent the growing number of cases especially in the last five days. Our President also outlined the other measures that support the real needs of our valued healthcare workers.
It is also important that we should continue stronger contact tracing, testing, isolation and treatment to help solve the key issues in dealing with the pandemic.
Under the MECQ, there are still a number of business sectors allowed although most at limited scale, while some of the recently allowed sectors under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) such as the dine-in in restaurants, barbershops salons and the recent additions such as gyms, review and testing centers, other personal grooming shops, internet cafes shall not be allowed temporarily in the next 15 days.
𝗪𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗘𝗖𝗤 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼, 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘂𝗺 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀 (𝗠𝗦𝗠𝗘𝘀) 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗷𝗼𝗯𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻.
This statement is originally posted at the Facebook account of DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez @SecretaryRamonLopez. To view the original source please visit https://web.facebook.com/SecretaryRamonLopez/?_rdc=1&_rdr