LIST: Provinces, areas under ECQ and GCQ
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and other high-risk areas in Luzon until May 15, 2020.
The President also placed several areas in Visayas and Mindanao under ECQ, subject for rechecking after April 30.
Under an ECQ, public transportation systems are suspended, mass gatherings are banned and only essential businesses such as food establishments, delivery services, banks, healthcare facilities are allowed to operate.
Provinces /region/cities / towns areas under ECQ until May 15:
Metro Manila / National Capital Region
Benguet (may change by April 30)
Pangasinan (may change by April 30)
Tarlac (may change by April 30)
Zambales (may change by April 30)
Provinces/cities under ECQ until May 15, but subject to review:
Davao del Norte
Davao del Oro
Duterte, meanwhile, placed “low-risk” areas for the coronavirus under a “new normal” or the general community quarantine (GCQ).
Areas under GCQ may allow the opening of non-leisure shops in malls and resume priority and essential construction projects, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque earlier explained.
Partial operations of public transportation systems will be allowed.
The following industries may resume “100 percent” opening under GCQ: agriculture, fishery, forestry, food manufacturing, packaging, food retail, supermarket, restaurants (for takeout and delivery), hospitals, logistics, water, water, energy, internet, telecommunications, and media.
A 50 percent onsite work and 50 percent work-from-home scheme may also be imposed under GCQ in the following industries: financial services, BPO, other non-leisure wholesale and retail trade, other non-leisure services.
Provinces under GCQ:
Zamboanga del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Provinces under GCQ, but subject for review:
Zamboanga Del Sur
Lanao del Norte
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