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NCR Plus stays under GCQ until July 31, MECQ in several areas

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 04:08 PM July 15, 2021
NCR Plus stays under GCQ until July 30, MECQ in several areas

FILE PHOTO: People in face masks and face shields wait for a ride at Nepa Q-Mart bus station in Quezon City as Metro Manila remains under a general community quarantine. INQUIRER/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines — The general community quarantine over so-called NCR Plus has been extended until July 31 while nine areas will remain under the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), Malacañang said Thursday.

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In a video shared with reporters, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the following areas will be under MECQ:

  • Bataan
  • Iloilo City  (only until July 22)
  • Iloilo province (only until July 22)
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao Occidental
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao del Sur
  • Davao del Norte

“Kung hindi po mag-improve ang ating mga numero, posible po na mabago muli ang classification ng Iloilo City at Iloilo,” Roque said.

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(If their numbers don’t improve, it’s possible that Iloilo City and Iloilo’s classification will change.)

Roque said the following areas are under GCQ “with heightened restrictions”:

  • Cagayan province
  • Laguna
  • Lucena City
  • Naga City
  • Aklan (only until July 22)
  • Bacolod City (only until July 22)
  • Antique (only until July 22)
  • Capiz (only until July 22)
  • Negros Oriental
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Davao City

On the other hand, those under the normal GCQ are the following:

  • Metro Manila
  • Baguio City
  • Apayao
  • Santiago City
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Bulacan
  • Cavite
  • Rizal
  • Quezon
  • Batangas
  • Puerto Princesa City
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Occidental
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • City of Zamboanga
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Davao Oriental
  • General Santos City
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sarangani
  • Cotabato
  • South Cotabato
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Cotabato City

Roque said the areas not mentioned will be under the most lenient modified general community quarantine until the end-July.

The new quarantine classifications were announced as the Philippines’ COVID-19 cases increased by another 5,000 on Thursday, July 15, with the number of active cases totalling 45,495.

Meanwhile, over 4 million people in the country have already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of July 14.

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