MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will remain under a less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) starting Sept. 1 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.
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.
However, it was not immediately clear how long the new quarantine classification will last.
There were currently 220,819 confirmed…
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