Duterte back in Davao
Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am

DAVAO CITY , Philippines  – President Duterte has returned home anew to this city, where he will hold office and monitor developments in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 until next week.

The President arrived in a private jet on Monday night, a day after he reverted Metro Manila and surrounding provinces to modified enhanced community quarantine during a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Malacañang.

The President left Manila after addressing the concerns of medical groups, who asked that the metropolis and the nearby provinces be placed under enhanced community quarantine to give them a break from the rising cases.

Malacañang has yet to release the schedule of the President while he is holding office in this city.

Palace officials have yet to confirm whether Duterte will hold the next IATF meeting here.

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