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IATF denies rumors of another enhanced community quarantine extension

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles speaks on the insurgency measures of the government during the press conference held on February 2, 2020 at the Hotel Luna in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. (Photo by Joyah Mae C. Quimoyog/PIA Ilocos Sur)

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases belied rumors that the government has decided extending the enhanced community quarantine after April 30.

Cabinet Sec. Karlo Nograles, spokesperson of the IATF, stressed on Sunday, April 12, they have not decided or dicussed whether to extend the enhanced community quarantine anew.

Hindi totoo iyan. Fake news na naman po iyan. So kung may nagpapakalat man nito, hindi namin pinag-uusapan iyong extension ng lockdown ng after April 30,” Nograles said during a virtual press briefing.

Hindi iyan totoo na nakapagdesisyon na rin ang IATF na i-extend natin o kung anu-anuman diyan, hindi iyan totoo,” he insisted.

The national government has placed the entire Luzon region under enhanced community quarantine to prevent the further spread of the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

The enhanced community quarantine was initially set to end on Sunday but President Rodrigo Duterte approved the recommendation of the IATF to extend it until April 30.

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