It is all over the news. Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) recommended an extension of Metro Manila’s general community quarantine (GCQ) while Cebu City would be restricted back to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from June 16 to June 30.
The administration has already noted the declining COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila. However, the number of community transmission continues to increase in Central Visayas, specifically in Cebu City—the region’s outbreak epicenter with 3,361 COVID-19 cases as of June 12.
These are the approved levels of community quarantine in the Philippines until June 30 based from IATF-EID:
Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)
- Cebu City
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)
- Talisay City in Cebu
General Community Quarantine (GCQ)
- Luzon: National Capital Region (NCR); Region II: Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Quirino, Santiago City; Region III: Bulacan, Tarlac, Aurora, Bataan, Olongapo City; Region IV-A: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon; and Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro.
- Visayas: Bohol, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Cebu, Mandaue City, Lau-Lapu City
- Mindanao: Davao City and Zamboanga City
Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ)
- Rest of the country
As of June 15, the Philippines reported 26,420 COVID-19 cases, with 1,098 deaths and 6,252 recoveries. Researchers and experts from the University of the Philippines have projected that the infected cases may even reach 40,000 by the end of June.
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