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July 29, 2021
 

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF MMDA CHAIRMAN ATTY. BENHUR ABALOS ON THE
            RECENT IATF PRONOUNCEMENT ON THE NCR QUARANTINE CLASSIFICATION

The Metro Manila mayors are grateful to the Inter-agency Task Force for its prompt and appropriate action, the decision to implement general community quarantine with heightened and additional restrictions starting today, July 30 until August 5 and enhanced community quarantine from August 6 to 20.

The imposition of this quarantine classification is timely, thanks to the national government for granting our request.

The graph presented by Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque clearly shows that the COVID-19 Delta variant is more transmissible and can spread exponentially if we are complacent and remain on the status quo.

The Metro Manila Council, knowing fully well that restrictions and quarantine status are not enough to further combat the virus, will meet tonight to discuss the necessary course of actions to further curb and mitigate the spread of Delta variant and achieve notable accomplishments within the two-week ECQ period.

Anent to our request for more vaccines, Metro Manila LGUs shall intensify their vaccination programs, inoculating as many as possible daily, to achieve population protection the soonest possible time in the NCR, it being the center of the pandemic.

With these, I appeal to everyone to be part of the solution and help the government as we cannot do it on our own. Cooperation is needed to attain our goals. Simply staying at home will be a big boost to our efforts.

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