President’s Address Key Points:
- says he will immediately lift the Luzon lockdown once there is a medicine available for COVID-19
- expects vaccine to arrive 2021
- Duterte: I am just asking for your disiplina, kasi pag ayaw ninyong maniwala, mag-takeover ang military at police. I am ordering them now to be ready. Ang police at military ang mag-enforce sa social distancing at curfew. Parang martial law na rin. Mamili kayo.
- says Philippines first to implement lockdown in Asia
- asks critics “ano ba ang nagawa mo sa bayan?”
- says patients who died of COVID-19 are prohibited from having wakes
- asks crematories not to increase fees
- asks hospitals to find a way to accommodate COVID-19 patients