The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved on Thursday, August 19, 2021, to place the National Capital Region (NCR) and the province of Laguna under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) beginning August 21, 2021 until August 31, 2021.
The IATF likewise approved to put the province of Bataan under MECQ beginning August 23, 2021 until August 31, 2021.
These latest classifications are without prejudice to the strict implementation of granular lockdowns.
In addition, local government units of the aforementioned areas are directed to improve their vaccination rates, Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate (PDITR) strategies, and observance and compliance to Minimum Public Health Standards.
Indoor and al-fresco dine-in services, and personal care services including beauty salons, beauty parlors, barbershops and nail spas shall not be allowed in the NCR, Laguna and Bataan.
Also, religious gatherings shall remain virtual in the NCR, Bataan and Laguna.
These protocols shall be observed in the aforesaid areas under the inclusive dates they are under MECQ. ###