Mayors, Conglomerates Call For Localized Lockdowns

As the rising cases of COVID-19 threaten to revert the country to stricter quarantine levels, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, along with mayors and conglomerates, called for the implementation of localized lockdowns to allow businesses and economic activities to continue.

Instead of locking down an entire city or region with rising number of COVID-19 cases, Concepcion said a lockdown should be focused and limited to barangays or local clusters with high infection rates. 

With localized lockdowns and continued mass testing, private sector initiative Project Antibody Rapid test Kit or ARK presented the initial cost for its planned pooled swab testing to bring down costs – five individuals would cost 450 pesos per head; a group of 10 would pay 350 pesos per head; and a group of 20 would be priced at 250 pesos per head inclusive of the 150-peso swabbing fee.

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