Laguna, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro under MECQ from August 16 to 31

Pia Ranada

LOCKDOWN AID. Residents of Barangay Labas in Santa Rosa, Laguna, receive their financial assistance from the government's emergency subsidy program on May 7, 2020.


(1st UPDATE) Check the new quarantine classifications for the remaining weeks of August here

After weeks of lockdown, Laguna, Iloilo, and Cagayan de Oro will enter into the slightly less strict modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) for the second half of August.

This was announced by Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque on Friday, August 13, in a statement.

Meanwhile, there is no change to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) of Metro Manila, lasting until August 20, as the capital region faces the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19.

Laguna, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro under MECQ from August 16 to 31

Below are the other quarantine classifications announced by Roque for the remaining weeks of August.

ECQ until August 20: Metro Manila; Laguna

ECQ until August 22: Bataan

MECQ from August 16 to 31: Cagayan de Oro; Apayao; Ilocos Norte; Bulacan; Cavite, Lucena City, Rizal; Aklan; Iloilo Province; Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City; Cebu City

GCQ with heightened restrictions from August 16 to 31: Ilocos Sur; Cagayan; Quezon; Batangas; Naga City; Antique, Bacolod City; Capiz; Negros Oriental; Cebu; Zamboanga del Sur; Misamis Oriental; Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao Occidental; Davao de Oro; Butuan City

GCQ from August 13 to 31: Tarlac

GCQ from August 16 to 31: Baguio City; Santiago City, Quirino, Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya; Quezon; Puerto Princesa; Guimaras; Negros Occidental; Zamboanga Sibugay; Zamboanga City; Zamboanga del Norte; Davao Oriental; Davao del Sur; General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato; South Cotabato; Agusan del Norte; Agusan del Sur; Surigao del Norte; Surigao del Sur; Dinagat Islands; Cotabato City


Pia Ranada

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