An estimated 4.1 million Filipinos were stranded across the country due to quarantine measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations showed.
The mobile survey, conducted from May 4 to 10, showed that 5.4 percent of the 4,010 working-age Filipino respondents were stranded by quarantines.
SWS said this translates to an estimated 4.1 million stranded Filipinos based on the 2020 projected population of 75.8 million working-age persons in the country.
Based on the survey, the proportion of those stranded in another place is highest in Mindanao at 6.4 percent, followed by Luzon at 5.3 percent, Visayas at five percent, and Metro Manila at 4.8 percent.
Based on quarantine status, around two million were stranded in areas under enhanced community quarantine at time of the survey, with 2.1 million in general community quarantine areas.