Duterte keeps Metro Manila under GCQ until Sept. 30

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MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will remain under a less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) from Sept. 1 to 30 as the country’s total COVID-19 cases reached 220,000, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday night.

In a taped speech, Duterte said the provinces of Bulacan and Batangas and cities of Tacloban and Bacolod would also be under GCQ for a month.

Iligan City will be under a modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ, while the rest of the country will be under the most lenient modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), Duterte added.

The government usually imposes varying degrees of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions…

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