There seems to be mixed views with regards to quarantine. But I am happy (at present) that I am on an island in the Philippines, rather than in Europe or almost anywhere else. I am also happy with not being able to travel and am pleased that other people cannot travel (although many will disagree with me, this is essential for the benefit of society). Some write that quarantine/lockdown, whatever it is called, is bad for business and bad for food and medical supplies, but I do not imagine for one moment that the government intends to shut off supplies of food and medicines - however, I would insist no person bringing those items into a 'quarantined' island does so without wearing a face mask and is made to sterlilise hands at point of entry. The case of the Councillor from Tayasan is a sad one, but that area could have been isolated in some form for the 14 days assumed to be necessary for contacts to show symptoms. If travel is eliminated or reduced onto Negros and precautions are taken with those who essentially need to enter the island, plus any area with a suspected case is isolated, then we may get through this with minimum casualties. I have been following this along with most of you since the early days and have read some amazing amounts of complacency - people arguing more for their personal freedom than for the good of the masses, poo-pooing the ideas of face masks (even some experts, who justify it on the grounds that wearing a face mask will encourage people to touch their face - as if not wearing one will stop what is a habit with everyone!), dismissing ideas of viral mutation when no-one has a clue at present and comparing this virus to influenza, when they are NOT the same. I have specialist training and experience in this field and I understand the dangers - I just wonder why, when everything is still a puzzle, that people with no knowledge seem to dismiss things that just MIGHT help. I will be wearing a face mask every time I leave my house as well as if anyone has to enter my house and I will go into self-isolation if the virus cases start to rise locally. If in 3 months time the complacent tell me I had nothing to worry about and they were right all along to dismiss the potential of this outbreak of an unknown INCURABLE lethal pathogen then I will consider nominating them for a Nobel prize for being fully aware of the unknown. But I will not regret for one moment my decision to take this extremely seriously - not with panic but with a considered view. Since the early 70's I have, along with others of course, known that one day a viral outbreak of this nature would occur - there have been false alarms, but now it is here. We would be unwise as individuals to fail to take it seriously enough to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the people around us where we live.