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Some NCR cities may be placed under GCQ next week – DILG

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 08:14 AM May 07, 2020
EDSA Ortigas Center

Few motorists traverse EDSA at the Ortigas Center on Sunday, March 15, 2020, the first day of the Metro Manila community quarantine imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippines Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday said some cities in Metro Manila may be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ends on May 15.

“There are areas already in Metro Manila that are actually improving like San Juan and Valenzuela but Quezon City is still really what we call a very high-risk area with the 1,000 positive,” Año said on ANC.

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“Some cities in Metro Manila may be downgraded into GCQ but we still have eight days to go so we wait for data analytics,” he added.

As of Wednesday night, Valenzuela City has 122 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 23 recoveries and eight deaths.

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Meanwhile, San Juan City  recorded 252 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 58 patients who have recovered and 37 others who perished.

Quezon City has the most number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila with 1,464 including 292 deaths and 132 recoveries.

The City of Manila has 749 cases,  while Caloocan City has 236, Las Piñas City 201, Makati City 472, Malabon City 58, Mandaluyong City 404, Marikina City 135, Muntinlupa City 176, Parañaque City 499, Pasig City 307, Taguig City 283, Pasay City 227, Pateros  24 and Navotas City 3.

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