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IATF recommends NCR Plus to stay under GCQ until July 15

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:54 PM June 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s COVID-19 task force has recommended that the National Capital Region Plus be kept under general community quarantine (GCQ) until July 15.

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In a taped meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III presented the recommendations for the July quarantine classifications made by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF).

The IATF recommended that Metro Manila, Rizal, and Bulacan be placed under GCQ “with some restrictions” and Laguna and Cavite under GCQ “with heightened restrictions” from July 1 to 15.

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The five areas make up the NCR Plus.

Other areas recommended to stay under GCQ for the whole month of July are the following:

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

Baguio City
Ifugao

Cagayan Region (Region 2)

Santiago City
Isabela
Nueva Vizcaya
Quirino

Calabarzon (Region 4A)

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Batangas
Quezon

Western Visayas (Region 6)

Guimaras
Aklan
Bacolod City
Negros Occidental
Antique
Capiz

Northern Mindanao (Region 10)

Iligan City

Soccsksargen (Region 12)

General Santos City
Sultan Kudarat
Sarangani
Cotabato
South Cotabato

Caraga

Agusan del Norte
Surigao del Norte
Agusan del Sur

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

Cotabato City

Meanwhile, the following areas were recommended to be placed under the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine from July 1 to 15, 2021:

Cagayan Regio (Region 2)

Cagayan

CAR

Apayao

Central Luzon (Region 3)

Bataan

Calabarzon (Region 4A)

Lucena City

Mimarop (Region 4B)

Puerto Princesa

Bicol (Region 5)

Naga City

Western Visayas (Region 6)

Iloilo City, Iloilo

Central Visayas (Region 7)

Negros Oriental

Zamboang Peninsula (Region 9)

Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga del Norte

Northern Mindanao (Region 10)

Cagayan de Oro City

Davao Region (Region 11)

Davao City
Davao Oriental
Davao Occidental
Davao de Oro
Davao del Sur
Davao del Norte

Caraga

Butuan City
Dinagat Islands
Surigao del sur

The rest of the country was recommended to be placed under the most lenient modified general community quarantine.

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