Metro Manila mayors through a resolution unanimously called for an extension of Alert Level 2 until the end of the month, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Monday.
Through MMDA Resolution No. 2, the Metro Manila Council presented a united stand against going down to Alert Level 1, the most lenient quarantine restriction, even as the Covid19 situation in the National Capital Region is observed to be improving.
The resolution reads, in part: “While the [data is] truly encouraging and manifest an improving Covid19 situation in the NCR, there is an urgent need to further await an improvement in the risk classifications of the 12 [LGUs] presently under moderate risk classification.”
“The economic gains and advancement in health care which were realized in the past weeks under Alert Level 2 must be preserved, maintained, and improved [but] a less stringent alert level in the NCR may potentially result in super spreader events in the region especially with the start of the election campaign period.”
According to interior secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday said that downgrading to Alert Level 1 would allow “100% of almost all activities” while still retaining observance of minimum public health protocols.
“Our healthcare must not be overwhelmed [and] we must study it carefully,” he said. “NCR is still at moderate risk and not yet at low risk so we can continue with Alert Level 2 especially since the campaign period has begun.”
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