Will ECQ be lifted beyond April 14? Too early to tell, says DOH chief

first_img Duque also said the COVID-19 fatality rate in the country has decreased from 8 percent to 5 percent, citing the change is still due to rising number of confirmed cases vis-a-vis the reported deaths./PN “Kahit na single digit na lang ang kanilang reported new cases ay hindi pa rin po sila nag-completely lift ng lockdown,” he added. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the imposition of an enhanced community quarantine being observed to keep the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 2019 at bay. Based on the latest count from the DOH, the Philippines recorded 1,546 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 778 deaths and 42 recoveries. There are currently 874 persons under investigation and 6,321 persons under monitoring. “Maaga pa. Tandaan po natin ang China, ‘yung kanilang Wuhan ay nag-umpisa ng kanilang lockdown January 23 and, in fact, hindi pa rin completely lifted ang lockdown nila after two months,” Duque said in an interview with DZBB. MANILA – It is still premature to decideon whether the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) should be liftedor extended beyond April 14, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says it is still too early to decide on whether the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) should be lifted or extended beyond April 14. ABS-CBN NEWS last_img read more

California provides healthcare for illegal migrants under 25

first_imgCalifornia taxpayers will now be paying for healthcare for illegal immigrants under the age of 25.Governor Gavin Newsom signed the legislation Tuesday, as state officials expect the plan to cover about ninety thousand people at the cost of 98-million-dollars.The new plan will only apply to people with incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid and will go into effect in 2020.California law already provides healthcare to children 18 and younger, regardless of their immigration status.The move comes as the Trump administration continues its efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.Governor Gavin said Tuesday that California is the most “Un-Trump” state in the nation “when it comes to health policy.”last_img