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NCR experiences deja vu with the ECQ implementation

Netizens have started to get frustrated regarding the government’s seemingly late response to the threat of the stronger variant. Like the suggestion when the pandemic was just starting, twitter users pointed out that the variant could’ve been contained better if only the government imposed an early travel ban against Indonesia and other countries that have Delta variant surges.

The Department of Health (DOH) announced that the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant is now present in all 17 cities of Metro Manila.

During the online briefing on August 6, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire confirmed the news as NCR.

“All National Capital Region (NCR) areas now have a local Delta case,” she stated.

According to DOH’s data, Delta variant cases are now in Las Pinas with 23, Pasig with 21, the City of Manila with 16, and Malabon with 12.

Mandaluyong, Caloocan, and Navotas all have seven cases, respectively. Makati has six. Quezon City, San Juan, and Pasay City have five cases as Valenzuela and Taguig have four.

Pateros and Paranaque have two cases, and Marikina has one. Muntinlupa has yet to provide its data as of writing.

The variant is not only present in the country’s capital, also in nine of the 17 regions of the Philippines. It has a total of 331 cases. The majority of the patients have healed but twelve are still ill while nine have passed away.

Netizens have started to get frustrated regarding the government’s seemingly late response to the threat of the stronger variant. Like the suggestion when the pandemic was just starting, twitter users pointed out that the variant could’ve been contained better if only the government imposed an early travel ban against Indonesia and other countries that have Delta variant surges.

Tony Leachon also asked who should be held accountable for the spread of the variant the government claimed to have contained.

A netizen also posted a compilation of some of the administration’s claims in the past year regarding the pandemic.

Someone also pointed out the government’s lack of urgency regarding COVID-19.

It was February last year when netizens aired out their disappointment after the government’s slow actions as the DOH finally confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the Philippines.

The announcement pushed the Filipinos to request an immediate travel ban against all flights coming from China. The government responded by saying that doing so might affect the countries’ diplomatic relationships.

Another netizen wrote “#ECQSeason3” when it comes to the rapid spread of the Delta variant.

Twitter users urged people to stay at home unless necessary.

https://twitter.com/Andzee01/status/1423632195311214592

Others then claimed that the DOH announced the presence of the Delta variant late as it allegedly has been in the Philippines since a few months ago.


Out of the active cases, 11 are asymptomatic and one has mild symptoms.

Written by J M

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