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Priest voices concern over easing strict quarantine protocols

A priest in the Diocese of Legazpi voiced concern over plans to lift the “enhanced community quarantine” in the province.

Father Rex Paul Arjona, head of the diocesan social action ministry, said it is too early to ease the protocols and place the province under “general community quarantine.”

“The first reaction was ‘not yet, still premature,'” he said.

“We actually requested our local government units if it is possible to extend the lockdown until May 15,” added the priest.

He said some local government units are also not in favor of lifting the strict lockdown protocols.

Father Arjona said people are suffering under the lockdown but he described cases of community transmissions of the new coronavirus disease in the province as “still alarming.”

The priest, meanwhile, assured the faithful that the Church will continue to help while the quarantine is still in effect.

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“We are here to serve. Our charity work is also a work for justice,” he said.

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