07 April 2020 – Enhanced Community Quarantine over Luzon Island extended to end April

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Decision makers:
President Rodrigo Duterte
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea
Cabinet Secretary and IATF Head Karlo Nograles
DOH Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque

Executive Branch of Philippine Government

Overview: Memorandum from The Executive Secretary, Office of the President, declaring the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) over Luzon Island from April 14, 2020 to April 30, 2020
Full details here: https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20200407-Memorandum.pdf

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat, DOH Department Circulars; DOH Administrative Orders; and reports from WHO
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Decision to extend ECQ was based on the work of the sub-technical working group on data analytics sponsored by the IATF and chaired by DOH. The group is composed of members from the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology, and Ateneo de Manila University FASSSTER Team, Philippine Institute for Development Studies, Volunteer Group from Asian Institute of Management and UP College of Medicine, University of the Philippines-Manila College of Public Health, Epimetrics, Inc .and Volunteers from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.

Also, upon recommendation of IATF in their joint resolution dated April 6, 2020 (IATF Joint Resolution No. 20, not yet published on the internet as of April 23, 2020) and with the continuing rise of number of COVID-19 cases (3,764 cases reported as of April 7, 2020), the Office of the President recommended to extend the ECQ until April 30, 2020. The memo is also pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922, entitled “Declaring A State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines” and Presidential Proclamation No. 929, placing the entire Philippines under A State of Calamity in response to the global COVID-19 outbreak, as well as RA 11469 or “Bayanihan to heal as one Act”.