Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Sunday he favors the extension of the Luzon-wide quarantine by a few more weeks to effectively isolate carriers of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Go also appealed to local governments to perfect their distribution system for food and cash to families that were ordered to stay home under the quarantine period lasting until 14 April to prevent infection and the spread of the COVID-19.
“The government’s capacity to conduct testing has increased and it would be best to extend the ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) so we can effectively isolate the positive cases from the rest of the community and eventually get rid of the disease,” said Go in a statement.
“Pinilit natin silang manatili sa bahay kaya siguraduhin natin na makarating sa kanila sa lalong madaling panahon ang food and cash assistance mula sa gobyerno. Umaksyon na tayo agad at bilisan ang tulong para sa mga kababayan nating pinaka-mahirap at pinaka-nangangailangan,” the senator added.
Go appealed to Filipinos covered by the quarantine to stay at home.
“Let me remind everyone that we are up against an invisible deadly enemy. Going out of your house remains dangerous at this time. Habang patuloy na lumalabas ka ng bahay na hindi naman kinakailangan, patuloy mo namang inilalapit ang pamilya at kapwa mo tao sa peligro,” he said.
“Kaya nakikiusap ako sa lahat ng Pilipino—stay at home and follow the protocols. Ang kooperasyon ninyo at ang pagkakaisa ng bansa ang tanging panlaban natin sa COVID-19,” Go added.