Laguna, Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro City under MECQ from Aug. 16 to 31

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MANILA, Philippines — Laguna, Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City’s status will be de-escalated from the most restrictive enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to modified ECQ (MECQ) from August 16 to 31, Malacañang announced on Friday.

In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte approved the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ recommendation to place these areas and 11 others under MECQ.

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Iloilo Esplanade in Iloilo City  (PHOTO COURTESY OF ILOILO CITY MAYOR’S OFFICE)

MANILA, Philippines — Laguna, Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City’s status will be de-escalated from the most restrictive enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to modified ECQ (MECQ) from August 16 to 31, Malacañang announced on Friday.

In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte approved the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ recommendation to place these areas and 11 others under MECQ.ADVERTISEMENT

Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City had been under ECQ since July 16, while Laguna was only placed under ECQ last August 6.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and Bataan remain under ECQ until August 20 and August 22, respectively.

Roque said other areas under MECQ from August 16 to 31 are the following:

  • Apayao
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Bulacan
  • Cavite
  • Lucena City
  • Rizal
  • Aklan
  • Iloilo Province
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Mandaue City
  • Cebu City

The following areas, meanwhile, will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) “with heightened restrictions”:

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