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Philippine president decides to extend lockdown to 15 May 2020: Response of Nicanor Perlas

Today, morning of 24 April 2020, Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte (PRRD) announced his decision to extend the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from April 30 to 15 May 2020. ECQ is the official name of the total lockdown approach that the government adopted in the Philippines.  Earlier, on April 19, on the basis of new […]

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Lockdown extended to May 15

President Duterte has announced today the extension of the ECQ to May 15 in high-risk areas such as NCR. Meanwhile, some provinces have been reclassified as low-risk areas and will be placed under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Under GCQ, businesses are allowed to open subject to strict health guidelines. 

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The scientist behind Sweden’s controversial coronavirus strategy weighs in on the effectiveness of the approach

As the number of Swedish deaths due to the coronavirus go beyond the 1,000 mark, many are already anticipating the country’s change of strategy – from a relatively lenient approach to a country-wide lockdown. In this interview with Nature, Swedish epidemiologist Anders Tegnell continues to defend the approach saying that closing borders is “ridiculous” especially since the […]

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European countries begin plans for gradual lifting of lockdowns

As surges in the number of daily infections begin to subside in Europe, countries have started plans to lift some mobility restrictions in order to restart their economies [evidence shows that this is a recurring pattern among countries, regardless of the approach they used to reduce infections, read COVID–19 Growth Rate Declining Worldwide]. In Denmark […]

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Antibody testing shows coronavirus infected a lot more people than previously thought

In this article written by Kari Paul for The Guardian, we are introduced to a study from Stanford University which shows that the novel coronavirus could be more widespread than previously projected.  Extrapolating the results of the antibody tests in Sta. Clara county in California, the researchers state that the virus could be 50 to 85 […]

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DYRC Aksyon Radio Cebu interviews Nicanor Perlas on Open Letter to President

The following is a recording of Nicanor’s April 23 interview with Elias Baquero of DYRC Aksyon Radyo.  Listen to Interview

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Philippine Daily Inquirer features Nicanor Perlas on Open Letter to Pres. Duterte

The following article was written by DJ Yap for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. It features an interview with Nicanor Perlas concerning his ideas on how to deal with COVID-19 in the Philippines, as expressed on the Open Letter For President Rodrigo R. Duterte and detailed on the supporting Briefing Paper. The feature comes at an […]

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How the Philippines is handling COVID-19

The following article published by CNN offers a timeline of COVID-19 in the Philippines, as well as steps the government has taken to address the spread of the coronavirus.

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DYAB Aksyon Radyo Patrol interviews Nicanor Perlas on Open Letter to President

The following is a recording of Nicanor’s April 22 interview with Jun Perez of DYAB Aksyon Radyo Patrol. Listen to Interview

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WHO to Philippines: Lift lockdown gradually

As the President Duterte mulls over the fate of the Luzon-wide ECQ, WHO has advised that lifting of such must be done in a gradual, phased manner.