President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Tuesday putting Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ) until July 15.
Metro Manila, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, was placed under GCQ to help kick start the economy as the country battles the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Cebu City, which recorded continuous spike in the number of COVID-19 infected persons will remain under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Aside from the National Capital Region, Benguet, Cavite, Rizal, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Leyte, Ormoc, Southern Leyte as well as Talisay City, Minglanilla and Consolacion in Cebu province are under GCQ.
Areas that are under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) include Abra, Baguio, Ifugao, Kalinga (CAR); Ilocos Norte, La Union, Pangasinan (Ilocos Region); Cagayan, Isabela (Cagayan Valley Region); Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Angeles City (Central Luzon); Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Lucena City (Calabarzon); Palawan, Puerto Princesa City (Mimaropa); Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Naga City (Bicol Region); and Capiz, Iloilo, Iloilo City, Negros Occidental, Bacolod City (Western Visayas Region).
Cebu province (except Cebu City, Talisay City, Minglanilla and Consolacion), Bohol, Tacloban City and Negros Oriental are also under MGCQ.
In Mindanao, Zamboanga, Bukidnon, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao City, and Davao de Oro are also under MGCQ. Cotabato and South Cotabato (Soccsksargen); Agusan del Norte and Butuan (Caraga Region); and Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao (BARMM) are placed under similar restrictions.
The rest of the country is under low-risk modified general community quarantine.
Recent reports said there are 37,514 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines with 10,233 recoveries and 1,266 deaths. PND