©Lisa Marie David via Reuters
- neighboring /NEY-ber-ing/
- travel bubble /TRAV-uhl BUHB-uhl/
- imposition /im-puh-ZISH-uhn/
- curb /kurb/
- resurgent /ri-SUR-juhnt/
[adjective] – neighboring places are next to or near each other
People from the neighboring cities attend our annual festival.
[noun] – an agreement between two or more areas, especially countries, to open up their borders for travel without strict quarantine
The European Union created a travel bubble among its member states.
[noun] – the act of establishing a rule or law to be obeyed
Impositions were initiated by the newly-selected cabinet members.
[verb] – to control or limit something that is not wanted
The government has failed to curb the spread of the virus.
[adjective] – increasing again, or becoming popular again
Denise’s energy has become resurgent after taking a nap.
Enhanced community quarantine measures include a curfew from 6 p.m. until 5 a.m. Outdoor gatherings that exceed 10 attendants are strictly prohibited, and guests cannot join indoor/household functions. Only take-out and delivery services are also allowed for restaurants. Several officers were also deployed in checkpoint zones by the Philippine National Police (PNP). The country’s medical frontliners are currently receiving the initial doses of vaccines against the virus.
- Do you think that this lockdown will curb the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines? Why or why not?
- In your opinion, what would be the disadvantages of this lockdown?
- Aside from implementing an enhanced community quarantine, what should the Philippines do to alleviate its COVID-19 cases?
- Do you agree that health personnel should be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccines? Why?
- What measures were implemented in your country to fight the coronavirus?