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Cagayan, Apayao, Benguet revert to MECQ due to soaring COVID-19 cases

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 02:26 PM May 10, 2021

FILE PHOTO. Vegetable trucks undergo several inspection of travel permits along Halsema Highway like this checkpoint in Buguias, Benguet before allowed to deliver goods at trading areas in La Trinidad town. — Karlston Lapniten

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s COVID-19 task force has reverted the quarantine status of the provinces of Cagayan, Apayao and Benguet to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) beginning this Monday, May 10 until May 23, 2021 amid soaring coronavirus cases.

All three provinces were initially under the more lenient general community quarantine (GCQ) for the month of May.

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The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases reclassified the said areas’ quarantine status in a resolution dated May 9, but only made public on Monday.

Last week, the IATF also upgraded the quarantine status of Zamboanga City from GCQ to MECQ until May 15.

Tacloban City, on the other hand, was downgraded from GCQ to the most lenient modified GCQ until the end of the month.

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