Malabo nang mangyari ang mass testing kaya kailangan na ng bawat isa na proteksiyonan ang kanilang sarili ngayon sisimulan na ang general community quarantine sa Metro Manila at iba pang lugar sa bansa, ayon kay Senador Sherwin Gatchalian.

“Tomorrow (Monday) is the beginning of the GCQ in MM. Let’s be realistic, the intended testing capacities will not happen as scheduled,” pahayag ni Gatchalian sa kanyang Twitter post.

“It’s up to us to protect ourselves and our families: avoid gatherings, wear mask, social distance and go home immediately. Nasa atin na ang responsibilidad,” dagdag pa nito.

Nangangamba naman Senador Risa Hontiveros na maaring ma-expose ang sinuman ngayong pinaluwag na ang quarantine measure sa Metro Manila.
“My fear is that the easing of the quarantine may expose thousands of Metro Manila workers and residents to a new wave of community transmission,” sabi ni Hontiveros.

“However, moving forward, and even with the GCQ, we need to ensure that safety nets are in place, including more tests and personal protective equipment for workers and frontliners, work-from-home arrangements for those who are able, safe and sufficient transportation options for the public, and better support for and coordination with local government units,” dagdag nito.

Dismayado naman si Senador Francis Pangilinan sa tugon ng gobyerno sa pandemya nitong nakalipas na tatlong buwan.

“Sadly, the government’s response thus far, 3 months into the pandemic, and the continued rise in Covid cases, the absence of mass testing and the allegations of corruption and overpricing altogether do not inspire confidence,” ayon kay Pangilinan. (Dindo Matining)