Filipino priests issue stark lockdown poverty warnings – UCA News

Two clergymen have warned of increased hardship and a potential poverty disaster after the Philippine government announced it would implement strict Covid-19 lockdowns in the country’s poorest regions. President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Iloilo province in the Visayas region, together with two other cities in Mindanao, under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from Aug. 1-7 to contain the fast-spreading Delta variant. An ECQ is the strictest form of quarantine and is effectively a total lockdown. Clergymen feared the lockdowns would exacerbate people’s suffering due to the loss of jobs, potentially creating another disaster.

Filipino priests issue stark lockdown poverty warnings – UCA News

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