- The Palace announced that Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City will be under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting on May 16 until May 31, 2020
- Under the MECQ, movements and activities are still limited but some manufacturing and processing plants will be allowed to open
- The national government also announced the areas that will be placed under general community quarantine
- Other low-risk areas are also reported to no longer have ECQ or GCQ starting on Wednesday
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The Palace has confirmed on Tuesday that Metro Manila, including Laguna and Cebu City, will be under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
KAMI learned that the MECQ over the said areas will start from May 16 until May 31, 2020.
As reported by the GMA News, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that under the MECQ, movements are still limited. However, manufacturing and processing plants will be allowed to operate but only with 50 percent of the workforce.
Also, the transportation will be limited for essential goods and/or services only.
Moderate-risk provinces and cities across the country were placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) until May 31. Meanwhile, low-risk areas no longer have GCQ or ECQ.
Here is the list of approved classification of COVID-19 risk levels:
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (High-risk areas)
- Metro Manila
- Cebu City
General Community Quarantine (Moderate-risk areas)
- Region II - Cagayan Valley
- Region III - Central Luzon
- Region IV-A (except Laguna) -CALABARZON
- Region VII (except Cebu City) - Central Visayas
- Region IX -Zamboanga Peninsula
- Region XI - Davao Region
- Region XIII - Caraga Region
No GCQ or ECQ
- Region I -Ilocos Region
- Region IV-B - MIMAROPA
- Region V - Bicol Region
- Region VI - Western Visayas
- Region VIII - Eastern Visayas
- Region X - Northern Mindanao
- Region XII - SOCCSKSARGEN
In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte hinted that the Metro Manila will gradually open soon.
As of posting time, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded a total of 11,086 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
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