MANILA, Philippines – On Monday, March 16, the Philippine government placed the entire island of Luzon, home to over 57 million people, on lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the “enhanced community quarantine” would take effect 12 midnight of Tuesday, March 17.
Under the new measure, strict quarantine for all households will be implemented, transportation will be suspended, and provision for food and “essential health services” will be regulated, based on an earlier memorandum released by Malacañang. Details on how these will be enforced were not provided as of posting.
With a lack of information about providing mobility and resources to the public, Filipinos directly affected by the lockdown need help to survive the next month.
MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, will focus on crowdsourcing and making sense of community needs during this time. The team will be working with individuals, volunteers, organizations and groups that are interested and willing to help those who are in need.
Our goal is to provide a quick and appropriate response to the needs of the people by creating an organized system of information that will help match the needs of the people to the ongoing efforts of the community.
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Are you part of a group that initiates transportation, delivery, resources or information drives in relation to the community quarantine in Luzon?
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