- President Rodrigo Duterte is most likely to approve the recommendation of putting the whole country under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ)
- The date that this is most likely to happen is on March 1, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque disclosed
- Roque said that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and the mayors of Metro Manila have already agreed on the proposal to place cities under MGCQ
- Aside from the mayors, the League of Provinces of the Philippines has also signified its approval of the said measure
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has revealed on PTV-4 that there is a strong possibility that Pres. Rodrigo Duterte may approve the recommendation to place the entire country under modified general community quarantine by March 1.
He said that the IATF has already made the recommendation, as per Inquirer, and mayors as well as those from the League of Provinces of the Philippines, have already approved the measure as well.
There is just a caveat that governors will have the authority to change lockdown restrictions in case the need would arise, Rappler noted.
Restrictions were also eased on mass gatherings, but age restrictions have not changed. By placing the entire country under MGCQ, there would be a singularity of rules among LGUs.
GMA News noted that the President is expected to decide on the matter by Feb. 22.
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