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Nadala lang ng damdamin! Jonvic Remulla clarifies Cavite won’t be placed under lockdown

Apr 29, 2020 @ 8:20

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla has apologized for threatening to place the province under total lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In an April 27 Facebook post, Remulla said he will be talking to the mayors to get a consensus on the looming lockdown.

A day later, however, he said there will be no change in Cavite’s status as a province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)

“I have to apologise for my post resulting in more questions than answers. I take full responsibility. I can see that what I posted wasn’t clear enough,” he said.

Remulla said Cavite can’t be placed under total lockdown as it would mean temporarily shutting markets down, and placing the responsibility of feeding 4.5 million residents on the local government.

“As is, the mayors are stretched to the limit in their capacity to provide. 24 horas po nila iniisip ito. Sama sama po kami nagtutulungan para malutas ito,” he said.

Remulla said that while he believes a total lockdown will help reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in Cavite, he also has to balance the interests of the public and other stakeholders.

“Don’t get me wrong. I intend to administer the full force of the law to protect the well being of everyone. I will use all the resources available to make sure that the curve does not rise. Everyone’s safety is my concern,” he said.

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