NO MORE HOME QUARANTINE
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said the government would enforce a strict “no home quarantine” policy for people who test positive for COVID-19 “within the week,”
Año said that “the well-to-do” should not have any problems with the new policy as the government has made hotels available as isolation facilities.
Año’sAño’s statement runs counter to the current policy that allows asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases to go on home quarantine, provided there is a separate room and toilet for the patient and quarantine protocols are strictly followed.
These conditions have been difficult to monitor; however, and home quarantine has been cited as a possible reason COVID-19 cases continue to rise.