They say that when you are playing chess, you should study your moves well. Otherwise, it would be a checkmate! And this is how exactly the Philippine government feels with our current situation, the lockdown because of the pandemic, that is Covid-19.
We often blast politicians for not doing enough, e.g. for accomplishing less than what we think they can. But if we look at present-day governments, their tentacles are already reaching every aspect of public life.