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Health professionals bat for ‘cautious easing’ of COVID-19 quarantine

The Health Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said that the easing of community quarantine restrictions should be done cautiously as thousands of people are still being infected daily with the new coronavirus.

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Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) Vice President Maricar Limpin said that community quarantine measures must be eased in a careful manner.

“Ang recommendation natin ay huwag agad-agad mag loosen up ang quarantine measure kasi sa ngayon, mataas pa talaga ang COVID-cases, nandoon palang tayo sa start bumaba [Our recommendation is not to immediately loosen up the quarantine measure because right now, we are still seeing high number of COVID cases. The declining of cases is just starting],” said Limpin, who is also co-convenor of HPAAC, in an online forum Tuesday, September 22.

“Maybe when [it] comes to a point na talagang mababa na ang cases [where the cases are really low] then that’s

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