Despite pandemic, population census pushing through in September

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MANILA, Philippines — This year’s scheduled census of population will finally push through in September, with strict health standards and close coordination between the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and local governments in place to prevent COVID-19 infection of everyone involved.

Originally slated last May, the 2020 census of population and housing was moved to next month as most parts of the country had been placed under very stringent lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

However, the pandemic had yet to abate and cases remain high nationwide, prompting the PSA to put in place safety protocols for its 140,000 data enumerators and census supervisors s…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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