- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) hinted that the National Capital Region will be placed under general community quarantine soon
- DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that data showed good indications that the community quarantine could be relaxed by then
- However, some areas will remain under enhanced community quarantine due to an increasing number of COVID-19 cases
- As of posting time, there are 6,076 COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region
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The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Sunday that the National Capital Region (NCR) is likely to ease to “general community quarantine” after May 15.
However, KAMI learned that some areas will still be under enhanced community quarantine due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
In a report by the GMA News Online (authored by Joviland Rita), DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that based on all indications, it is suggested that Metro Manila could be relaxed after May 15.
“It looks like ga-graduate na ang Metro Manila sa May 15. By all indications, mukhang ga-graduate na tayo at mag-GCQ na tayo,” Malaya said.
As reported by the Philippine Star, the Inter-Agency Task Force is still considering the critical care infrastructure of hospitals and the case doubling time in the National Capital Region after the ECQ is lifted.
As previously reported by KAMI, the Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 9,223 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. 6,076 of the cases are in the National Capital Region.
Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte also hinted that starting on May 15, the Metro Manila might start opening gradually even if there is no vaccine developed yet against the coronavirus.
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