QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo has put forward a new proposal to establish home “quarantine shifts” as a way to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Philippines.
Citing community quarantine rules prohibiting those under 21 and those 60 and above from leaving their homes except for essential services, Robredo said the IATF has been unfair and discriminatory towards these age groups.,
In a statement, the VP said that now that many of our senior citizens have been inoculated with Covid0-19 vaccines, it is time to set them free from isolation.
“Our teens, children and seniors have been quarantined long enough, and yet their risk of getting infected inside their homes is great, considering that members of their household who are allowed to go out eventually come home with the virus, putting the rest of their families as risk.”
“I therefore propose that Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) be allowed to leave their homes from 5am to 6pm, while those under 21 and over 60 be permitted to go out from 6pm to 5am. This way, the chances of the APORs infecting children and seniors within their household will be greatly minimized.”
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the IATF will consider Robredo’s proposal in an upcoming meeting this week.