Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque also said NCR will be the pilot area for the planned shift to granular lockdowns during the same period: “Ito yung tinatawag nating localized lockdowns. Maglalabas ang IATF ng guidelines for pilot areas kung hindi mamaya ay bukas sa ating briefing.”
This particular setup will allow LGUs to restrict the movement of residents from a building, street, subdivision, barangay, or any other small areas where cases of COVID-19 could reach critical levels.
Aside from Metro Manila, Baguio City, Kalinga, Abra, Benguet, Dagupan City, Santiago City, Quirino, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Tarlac, Occidential Mindoro, Nueva Ecija, Aklan, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Iligan City, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, Northern Cotabato, Southern Cotabato, and Agusan del Norte will also be placed under GCQ.
Meanwhile, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Pangasinan, Quezon, Batangas, Naga City, Antique, Bacolod City, Capiz, Cebu province, Lapu-Lapu City, Negros Oriental, Zamboanga del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Davao City, Davao del Norte, and Davao de Oro will be under GCQ with heightened restrictions.
The MECQ classification will cover Apayao, Bataan, Bulacan, Cavite, Lucena City, Rizal, Laguna, Iloilo province, Iloilo City, and Cagayan de Oro City. The rest of the country will be under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
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