Baguio City, Abra, Bohol under stricter GCQ until September 30

Pia Ranada
Baguio City, Abra, Bohol under stricter GCQ until September 30

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(1st UPDATE) Ilocos Norte, currently under MECQ, will be downgraded to GCQ

The national government has placed Baguio City, Abra, and Bohol under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions from September 24 to 30, announced Malacañang on Thursday, September 23.

The change is an upgrade in restrictions as Baguio City and Abra are currently under GCQ while Bohol is under modified GCQ (MGCQ).

The government relaxed restrictions in Ilocos Norte, downgrading it to GCQ from the current modified enhanced community quarantine.

Under GCQ with heightened restrictions, indoor dine-in services may operate at 20% venue or seating capacity while al-fresco or outdoor dine-in services are allowed at 50% venue or seating capacity.

Beauty salons, beauty parlors, barbershops, and nail spas may operate up to 30% venue or seating capacity.

Outdoor tourist attractions shall be allowed at 30% venue capacity.

Business establishments with Safety Seal Certifications shall be allowed to operate.

Religious gatherings will be allowed at 10% of venue capacity.

However, meetings, conventions, social events in venue establishments, gyms, and indoor tourist sites will still be prohibited.

Staycations will be permitted for all ages but only up to capacities to be imposed by the tourism department.

Leisure travel between GCQ and MGCQ areas will be allowed for all ages as long as those tan RT-PCR test is taken before travel. Destination local governments may impose other restrictions. –

Pia Ranada

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