MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and neighboring provinces Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal remain under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until May 14, 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday night.
“Modified enhanced community quarantine. Modified ito so medyo strict: NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal,” Duterte said in his pre-recorded Talk to the Nation.
The president’s decision was based on the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) and upon the appeal of Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.
Other areas under MECQ from May 1 to 31 are Santiago City in Isabela province and Quirino in Region 2, and Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ) for the whole month of May are the following:
CAR — Apayao, Baguio City, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province
Region 2 — Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya
Region 4-A — Batangas and Quezon
Region 8 — Tacloban City
Region 10 — Iligan City
Region 11 — Davao City
BARMM — Lanao del Sur
The rest of the country is placed under the most relaxed quarantine status or the modified GCQ.
Based on Duque’s report, the Philippines’ latest COVID-19 tally is at 1,020,495 with 67,769 total active cases.
Total recoveries climbed to 935,695, while the total death toll is at 17,031. /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines— Quarantine restrictions in the provinces of Bulacan, Apayao, and Capiz have been downgraded, Malacañang announced Sunday.
“The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved the recommendation to place the said provinces under general community quarantine (GCQ) from October 18 to October 31, ” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.
Bulacan and Apayao were initially placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) while Capiz was previously under GCQ with heightened restrictions.
Under GCQ, any person below 18 years old, above 65 years old, including those with immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health risks, and pregnant women, shall be required to remain in their residences at all times, except for obtaining essential goods and services, or for work in industries and offices.
Entertainment and recreational venues, casinos, and outdoor sports are sill not permitted to operate during GCQ. Face-to-face or in-person classes for basic education shall be suspended. AAC
MANILA, Philippines – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has approved the placement of several areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ), Malacañang said Wednesday.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the latest risk-level classifications shall take effect beginning October 16 until October 31.
The following areas have been placed under MECQ:
Zamboanga del Norte
Meanwhile, the following areas are placed under GCQ with heightened restrictions:
City of Santiago
Zamboanga del Sur
Cagayan de Oro City
Davao del Norte
Davao de Oro
Surigao del Sur
Also approved under GCQ are the following areas:
Davao del Sur
General Santos City
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Surigao del Norte
Lanao del Sur
All other areas shall be placed under Modified General Community Quarantine, Roque said.
MANILA, Philippines – The provinces of Abra and Bohol as well as Baguio City have been placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions from September 24 to 30.
The new quarantine classification was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday (September 23) evening as approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
Prior to the latest announcement, Abra and Baguio City were under GCQ while Bohol was under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
Under GCQ with heightened restrictions, the following activities are allowed:
1. Indoor dining services at 20% venue or seating capacity. 2. Al-fresco or outdoor dining services at 50% venue or seating capacity. 3. Personal care service providers like beauty salons, beauty parlors, barbershops, and nail spas at 30% venue or seating capacity. 4. Outdoor tourist attractions at 30% venue capacity with strict adherence to minimum public health standards. 5. Business establishments with Safety Seal Certifications are allowed at an additional 10% points beyond the prescribed on-site capacity or venue capacity, whichever is applicable. 6. Religious gatherings to 10% of the venue capacity which the local government unit (LGU) may increase to 30% if needed. 7. Gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment and funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19 and for the cremains of the COVID-19 deceased but limited to immediate family members 8. Interzonal travel subject to restrictions of the local government unit of destination 9. Point-to-point travel to areas under GCQ and MGCQ without age restrictions subject to an RT-PCR test-before-travel requirement for those below 18 years old and above 65, and other protocols and restrictions as may be imposed by the Departmentof Tourism (DOT) and the LGU of destination. 10. Specialized markets of the Department of Tourism (DOT), such as staycations without age restrictions at such capacities, protocols and restrictions, as may be imposed by the Department
Meanwhile, activities not allowed under GCQ with heightened restrictions include:
1. Meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions events and social events in venue establishments 2. Indoor sports courts and venues and indoor tourist attractions
Likewise in his statement, Roque said the province of Ilocos Norte shall be under a more relaxed risk-level classification from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to GCQ.
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