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Friday, September 24, 2021
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Davao provinces added to list of MECQ areas

SIXTEEN areas will continue to be under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until July 15, 2021.

Added to the list of MECQ areas are the provinces in Davao Region, namely, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur and Davao del Norte.

An area’s risk and community quarantine classifications are escalated when the healthcare utilization rate becomes high risk or reaches a critical level.

MECQ restrictions are extended in the following: Cagayan, Apayao, Bataan, Lucena City, Naga City (Camarines Sur), Puerto Princesa City, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Negros Oriental, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Cagayan de Oro City, Butuan City, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Sur and Davao City.

Five areas that are under MECQ until June 30 will shift to general community quarantine (GCQ) for the month of July 2021. These are Santiago City, Zamboanga City, Agusan del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Ifugao.

Added to the list of GCQ areas from July 1 to 31 are the following: Guimaras, Aklan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Antique, Capiz, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte.

The National Capital Region (NCR), or Metro Manila, as well as Bulacan and Rizal provinces will continue to be under "GCQ with some restrictions” while Laguna and Cavite will remain under GCQ with heightened restrictions until July 15, 2021.

Other areas that will remain under GCQ in July are Baguio City, Batangas, Quezon Province, Iligan City, General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, Cotabato Province, South Cotabato and Cotabato City.

The rest of the country will be under the most lenient form of quarantine, modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). (MVI / SunStar Philippines)


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