NCR under GCQ with 'some restrictions' until June 30; more areas placed under MECQ

Published June 14, 2021, 10:36 PM

by Argyll Cyrus Geducos

President Duterte has approved the slight easing of quarantine restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the province of Bulacan as the two areas moved to general community quarantine (GCQ) with “some restrictions” from June 16 to 30, 2021.

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Duterte made the statement as the present quarantine classification of NCR and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal ends on June 15.

The following areas are under GCQ until the end of the month:

  • NCR (with some restrictions)
  • Bulacan (with some restrictions)
  • Cavite (with heightened restrictions)
  • Laguna (with heightened restrictions)
  • Rizal (with heightened restrictions)
  • Baguio City
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Abra
  • Benguet
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Batangas
  • Quezon
  • Iligan City
  • Davao del Norte
  • General Santos City
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sarangani
  • Cotabato
  • South Cotabato
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Cotabato City

Meanwhile, 21 areas were placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until June 30, 2021:

  • City of Santiago, Isabela
  • Cagayan
  • Apayao
  • Ifugao
  • Bataan
  • Lucena City
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Naga City
  • Iloilo City
  • Iloilo
  • Negros Oriental
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga City
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Butuan City
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Sur

Meanwhile, the rest of the country is under the modified GCQ (MGCQ).

Davao City was originally placed under MECQ until June 20 only.

The Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has been slowly easing the restrictions in the NCR-plus bubble area. Recently, it allowed the reopening of gyms and fitness centers up to 30 percent of venue capacity.

Historical sites and museums in NCR-plus were allowed to resume operations at 20 percent venue capacity subject to safety protocols.