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Duterte keeps Metro Manila under GCQ for entire October

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 11:20 PM September 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will stay under general community quarantine (GCQ), a less restrictive measure, from Oct. 1 to 31.

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This was announced by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III during a televised meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.

Other areas that will be under GCQ during the same period are Batangas, Tacloban City, Bacolod City, Iligan City and Iloilo City.

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Lanao del Sur, including Marawi City, will remain under modified enhanced community quarantine, a stricter measure.

The rest of the Philippines, meanwhile, will be under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the most lenient measure.

The country has so far recorded 307,288 COVID-19 cases with 5,284 deaths and 252,665 recoveries.

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