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Metro Manila is under extended general community quarantine from June 16 to June 30.

Metro Manila and several provinces will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) while Cebu City reverts to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from June 16 to 30.

President Rodrigo Duterte approved on June 15 the recommendations of the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. The Cebu decision was based on increasing number of new coronavirus 19 cases and widespread community transmission in majority of barangays in Cebu City, as well as consistent case doubling time of less than seven days and significant increase in critical care utilization against critical care capacity.

For mainly the same reasons, Talisay City, a component city under the province of Cebu, was placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until June 30, 2020.

Other places under GCQ are Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Santiago City in Region II; Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Tarlac, Olongapo City in Region III; Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, and Occidental Mindoro in Region IV-A for Luzon.

For the Visayas, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City in Region VII are placed under GCQ.

For Mindanao, Davao City and Zamboanga City in Mindanao are under GCQ.

The rest of the country remains under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until June 30, 2020.

ECQ is a form of community quarantine implementing temporary measures imposing stringent limitations on movement and transportation of people, strict regulation of operating industries, provision of food and essential services, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine protocols, while MECQ is a less strict form of ECQ.

GCQ is a less restricted form of community quarantine than MECQ while MCGQ is a more relaxed version of GCQ and is the transition phase to the “new normal.”

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