Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said on Monday, October 12, 2020 said that the Philippines cannot revert to stringent lockdowns if it wants to save jobs and lift people out of poverty post-pandemic.
Editor’s Note: While we welcome statements like this from our government officials, we must be clear that the lifting of lockdowns is not an economy vs. health decision.
There is a safe way of lifting lockdowns and all other coronavirus restrictions. Experiences of other countries, as well as recommendations from thousands of experts shows us the way forward. Read the Briefing Paper written by Nicanor in April 2020 and The Great Barrington Declaration: Life must return to normal for the healthy, the vulnerable must be protected to learn how governments can lift all coronavirus restrictions while at the same time protecting the vulnerable.
Economic team urges no more lockdowns
The Philippines cannot revert to stringent COVID-19 lockdown if it wants to save jobs and lift more people out of poverty post-pandemic, economic managers said, adding that the two weeks of stricter
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