- The new quarantine classifications in the Philippines for October 1-31 were finally announced
- It was President Rodrigo Duterte who made the announcement through his recent address to the nation
- The chief executive said that Lanao del Sur will be under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine
- Six areas are also placed under General Community Quarantine for the abovementioned period
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President Rodrigo Duterte announced late Monday the new quarantine classifications in the Philippines for October 1 to 31.
KAMI learned that the province of Lanao del Sur, including Marawi City, will be placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Six areas, meanwhile, are placed under General Community Quarantine. These are NCR, Batangas, Tacloban City, Iloilo City, Bacolod, and Iligan City.
According to the chief executive, the rest of the country should follow protocols set for the Modified General Community Quarantine.
On September 28, the Philippines logged 3,073 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease. The total is now 307,288.
The total number of recoveries as of this writing is 252,665. However, the death toll climbed to 5,381 after the DOH tallied 37 new fatalities yesterday.
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The novel coronavirus disease continues to make negative impact on the lives of people around the world. More than 33 million people have been infected.
Recently, an infectious disease expert in Italy claimed that the virus is already getting weaker and it may just disappear without the need for a vaccine.
It was also reported that a Miss Universe – Philippines candidate has tested positive for the dreadful virus.
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