Time to relax quarantine: Chua pushes for opening business, schools after economy shrinks for 5th straight quarter | Bilyonaryo Business News
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Time to relax quarantine: Chua pushes for opening business, schools after economy shrinks for 5th straight quarter

Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said there was now room to ease existing quarantine restrictions after the economy plunged 4.2 percent in the first quarter of 2021.

Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said there was now room to ease existing quarantine restrictions after the economy plunged 4.2 percent in the first quarter of 2021.

In a briefing, Chua said the latest economic performance showed the limits of recovery without any major relaxation of our quarantine policy.

“Once the present spike is over, we can implement quarantine relaxation inn a phased approach to boost our recovery this year. For instance, we can move the NCR (National Capital Region) towards MGCQ (modified general community quarantine), allow families and children to participate in the economy and restart face-to-face schooling,” said Chua.

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