MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For the last year-and-a-half, Filipino senior citizens, 60 and above, have suffered the brunt of the Philippine government’s Covid-19 community quarantines by prohibiting them from leaving their homes except for securing essential goods and services.
Now, the seniors are being vindicated..
Now, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) is seriously considering letting seniors out while home-quarantining Filipinos below 60 years old.
The IATF proposal, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, is based on emerging data that the new, more transmissible Delta variant is making younger adults sicker and quicker.
Roque said, “We need to protect the health and safety of our senior citizens by allowing them to go outside while locking down the younger members of their households.”
”Besides, we don’t want the younger adults to be roaming around spreading the new variant,” Roque added.
At last, our seniors can enjoy their freedom of movement, denied them for so long because of the pandemic.
All’s well that ends well!