Cavite stays under GCQ ‘with heightened restrictions’ until July 15

Cavite will continue to retain its general community quarantine with ‘heightened restrictions’ status until the first half of July.

President Rodrigo Duterte approved the recommendation of the government pandemic task force to keep Cavite and its nearby province Laguna under general community quarantine (GCQ) ‘with heightened restrictions’ until July 15. 

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed this in a message sent to reporters on Tuesday morning, June 29. 

During Duterte’s weekly public address on Monday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has recommended to extend the existing quarantine status across several areas for two more weeks.  

Cavite has been placed under GCQ ‘with heightened restrictions’ since June 16. The province has 1,729 active virus carries as of Monday,

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Other quarantine classifications

Areas placed under modified enhanced community quarantine from July 1 to 15 are as follows:   

  • Cagayan
  • Apayao
  • Bataan
  • Lucena City
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Naga City in Camarines Sur
  • Iloilo City
  • Iloilo province
  • Negros Oriental
  • Zamboanga del Sur 
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao Occidental
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao del Sur
  • Davao del Norte
  • Butuan City
  • Dinagat Islands 
  • Surigao del Sur

The rest of the ‘NCR Plus’ areas were put under GCQ ‘with some restrictions’ until July 15: 

  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • Bulacan

Moreover, the regular GCQ classification will be in place to the following areas from July 1 to 31: 

  • Baguio City
  • Ifugao
  • Santiago City
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Batangas
  • Quezon
  • Guimaras
  • Aklan
  • Bacolod City
  • Negros Occidental
  • Antique
  • Capiz
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Zamboanga City
  • Iligan City
  • General Santos City
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sarangani
  • Cotabato
  • South Cotabato
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Cotabato City

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will be under modified GCQ, the loosest form of lockdown for the entire month of July. The Philippines has so far logged 1,403,588 COVID-19 cases of whom 52,029 remain active, 1,327,103, survived, while 24, 456 succumbed to the disease.

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