“It is a step we were reluctant to take, but the circumstances and the experience of nations worldwide convinced us that we have no other choice,” Duterte’s Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea told a near-empty Congress, with most lawmakers streaming the session at home.
“It is absurd that the people trained to treat this disease are the ones who are not being appropriately protected – and without them, we face real disaster,” said Dr Chaand Nagpaul, the BMA council chair.
“It is still too early to suddenly lift all community and physical distancing measures...even though these stringent measures may be quite disruptive to society on an economic and social level,” she said in a statement with the report.
“It feels like they’re whitewashing the history of this town,” said Onuma, who now installs solar panels for a living.
“It is forbidden for any individual to publish, re-publish or circulate medical information or guidance which is false, misleading or which hasn’t been announced officially ... using print, audiovisual or social media, or online websites or any other way of publication or circulation,” WAM reported, citing the government directive.<
【“I】【t 】【ha】【s 】【be】【en】【 a】【n 】【el】【ec】【ti】【on】【 t】【ha】【t 】【ha】【d 】【be】【en】【 f】【ou】【gh】【t 】【on】【 l】【oc】【al】【 i】【ss】【ue】【s 】【fi】【rs】【t 】【an】【d 】【fo】【re】【mo】【st】【,”】【 s】【ai】【d 】【Mc】【Ba】【in】【, 】【wh】【os】【e 】【el】【ec】【to】【ra】【te】【 o】【n 】【th】【e 】【so】【ut】【h 】【co】【as】【t 】【of】【 N】【ew】【 S】【ou】【th】【 W】【al】【es】【 s】【ta】【te】【 h】【as】【 s】【uf】【fe】【re】【d 】【se】【ve】【re】【ly】【 f】【ro】【m 】【th】【e 】【bu】【sh】【fi】【re】【s.】