Foreigner who ran into MRT3 tracks naked arrested

At around 5:35AM, at MRT-3 Boni Ave. Station, a foreigner passenger, while being checked by security personnel, suddenly removed his clothes, then ran and jumped towards the tracks heading Shaw Boulevard station.

Four (4) station security personnel in Boni chased the said passenger and alerted security personnel at Shaw Boulevard station.

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Said foreigner was apprehended at around 5:42 AM and was brought back to Boni station for further investigation.

The individual was endorsed to the Police Station for investigation and disposal. A case of alarms and scandal will be filed against the foreigner.

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Impact of ECQ on COVID-19 case in Metro not immediately seen: Duque

The effect of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) has not been immediately seen even though it has been implemented for a week in Metro Manila.

According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the virus is still spreading rapidly. Just Wednesday, the Philippines recorded 12,021 additional COVID-19 cases.

“Tataas pa rin yan kasi makikita natin ang epekto nung dalawang linggo na ECQ, week after next pa. Pagka natapos yung second week ng ECQ, doon lang natin maumpisahang makikita kung nababawasan na ba ang kaso at saka may reversal ng trend,” said Duque.

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“Yung trend ang importante. Kahapon, tumaas. Tingnan natin ngayong araw. Harinawa, ‘wag namang sumipa nang mataas pa.”

In an interview with TeleRadyo Thursday morning, Duque said the 2-week growth rate is still high, which means the virus is still spreading rapidly.

Metro was placed at the strictest lockdown level from August 6 to August 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 possibly caused by the more contagious Delta variant.

Duque said it is not yet clear whether the ECQ will need to be extended.

“Mahirap pang magsalita kasi hindi pa tapos ang ating monitoring. At ang IATF, nagdedesisyon lamang batay sa rekomendasyon ng ating mga experts,” he said.

Duque, meanwhile, denied the statement by the traders’ association that the data may have been sensationalized amid the threat of the Delta variant.

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