How to go from the sensible to the ridiculous.
They seem to have no idea of 'balance' - trading off a low risk for the 'correctly attired' (face mask) to go out against the risk of substantial mental and physical healthcare needs in the future. But then, if most people pay for their own problems, it will not impact much on government finances.
I have never (not yet) been pregnant but I cannot believe a long period of staying in one place can be good for the mental health of the women (with post-natal depression already being a problem when conditions are normal) or their physical health PLUS that of the babies.
The economic impact (e.g. if dining-in becomes allowed but all 60+ are banned, as whole families may choose not to go if some members are banned) is all too obvious - to most.
And why is the Lotto still closed? It is a revenue source - don't they need it? How many countries in the whole world have shut down their lottos? I am guessing about the same number that don't allow divorce.
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Gov't changes mind: Kids, seniors must stay home even under MGCQ
Even under the most relaxed form of community quarantine, those 21 and below, the elderly, and pregnant women can only leave their residences to obtain essential goods or to work
Published 2:45 PM, June 04, 2020
Updated 1:08 AM, June 05, 2020
LESS RESTRICTIONS. Baguio City sees more pedestrians on its first day under modified general community quarantine. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – Even under the most relaxed form of community quarantine, the elderly, children, pregnant women, and persons with certain health conditions are prohibited from leaving their homes save for work or essential activities.
The national coronavirus task force made this change to the Omnibus Guidelines through its 43rd resolution, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday, June 4.
"The old guidelines said every household member is allowed to leave their homes [under modified general community quarantine]. There was an amendment. In Resolution No. 43, it remains that youths aged 21 years old and below, seniors 60 years old and above, can't go out subject to exception of necessities and to work," said Roque in Filipino.
A copy of the resolution can be found at the end of this article.
Modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) is the phase after GCQ. During this phase, movie screenings, concerts, religious gatherings, sporting events, and non-essential work gatherings are allowed, as long as a 50% limit on venue capacity is observed.
All types of business operations and establishments are allowed to open and face-to-face classes are allowed in schools.
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