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Last week’s ECQ implementation helped in lowering COVID-19 cases – OCTA

Last week’s ECQ implementation helped in lowering COVID-19 cases – OCTA

Independent research group OCTA stated that last week’s implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) is successful, as the average new daily COVID-19 infections in the Greater Manila Area drops.

OCTA noted that the average number of daily Covid-19 cases decreased to 4,899 in Metro Manila from March 25 to April 1. While this is 19% higher than the previous week, it is “much lower compared to previous weekly increases of 60 percent.”

In a statement, the independent group said, “[The result] indicates that the interventions imposed by the national government, in particular the ECQ, were effective in slowing the growth of the pandemic in NCR Plus.”

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