Duterte places entire Luzon on ‘enhanced community quarantine’


President Rodrigo Duterte “just announced an enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told Palace reporters afternoon of March 16.

In a release made March 14, Panelo said, citing the Memorandum from Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, enhanced community quarantine is defined as a condition where strict home quarantine shall be implemented in all households, transportation shall be suspended, provision for food and essential health services shall be regulated, and the presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures shall be heightened.

President Duterte is expected to make a public address today, March 16 regarding the government’s actions against the spread of COVID-19.