general community quarantine - updates

Rappler's latest stories on general community quarantine

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Gov't to allow religious gatherings at 10% capacity in GCQ areas

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:24 PM

Services besides haircuts will be allowed in salons and barber shops, too, pending official guidelines

CLEANSING. A Worker disinfectS pews at a Catholic church in Quezon City on May 19, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte extends GCQ in Metro Manila until July 15

Jul 01, 2020 - 12:28 AM

Only Cebu City remains under enhanced community quarantine

GCQ. A barangay worker disinfect the streets of Barangay 60 in Tondo, Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte extends Metro Manila GCQ until June 30

Jun 16, 2020 - 12:36 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's decision comes as the National Capital Region remains a battleground in the country's fight against the coronavirus

Passengers returning to work wait for augmentation buses along Commonwealth Avenue Quezon City on June 1, 2020, the first day of the General Community Quarantine in NCR. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte places Cebu City on lockdown again

Jun 16, 2020 - 12:27 AM

After a spike in coronavirus cases, Cebu City is back to enhanced community quarantine starting June 16, from the more relaxed general community quarantine

BACK ON LOCKDOWN. Mall goers follow social distancing as they enter a mall in Cebu City even as public transportation is still suspended after the province is placed under General Community Quarantine on June 1, 2020. Photo by Geo Litonjua/Rappler

Cavite eases some restrictions as it prepares to shift to MGCQ

Jun 14, 2020 - 4:29 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla is suspending the number coding scheme to make it easier for people to go to work and quarantine pass holders can now go to malls within the province provided they only stay for an hour and a half

IMUS CATHEDRAL ready for PUBLIC MASS starting June 15. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Gov't changes mind: Kids, seniors must stay home even under MGCQ

Jun 04, 2020 - 2:45 PM

Even under the most relaxed form of community quarantine, those 21 and below, the elderly, and pregnant women can only leave their residences to obtain essential goods or to work

Baguio City First day of Modified General Community Quarantine,  Baguio City Mayor Magalong The public is advised to be extra vigilant after Baguio City recorded two confirmed Covid - 19 cases. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Planning to leave your province or the metro under GCQ? What you should know

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:11 AM

Unless you or a member of your immediate family are facing a life-or-death situation, you will likely need ‘travel authority’ from your local police chief

BORDER CHECKPOINT. Police and soldiers inspect motorists at the border between Batangas and Cavite provinces on May 20, 2020. File photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

'Localized lockdowns' to contain coronavirus during GCQ, MGCQ

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:35 PM

It could be a building, a block, or an entire barangay, but if there are two or more coronavirus cases in one place, the authorities will swoop in and lock it down

LOCAL LOCKDOWN. In this file photo, road signs mark Mandaluyong City's total lockdown of Barangays Mauway and Addition Hills on May 12, 2020. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Bangungot ng Kamaynilaan: Lalong humihirap ang maging mahirap

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:05 PM

Sa gitna ng lumalalang antas ng pamumuhay sa kalunsuran dulot ng congestion at trapiko, at banta pa sa kalusugan dulot ng virus – saan lulugar ang pobreng mahirap?

Baguio mayor seeks reclassification of city's community quarantine

May 28, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong appeals to the government's coronavirus task force to reclassify the city as under modified general community quarantine

RECLASSIFY. This file photo shows Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong during a Senate hearing on October 3, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mayors recommend GCQ for Metro Manila by June 1

May 26, 2020 - 8:23 PM

Metro Manila mayors agree to suggest loosening coronavirus lockdown measures in the National Capital Region with the aim of reviving the economy

Metro Manila skyline. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lorenzana: Possible to put Metro Manila under GCQ on June 1

May 24, 2020 - 12:20 AM

'Yung mga areas na meron pa ring mga ano, infection baka yun na lang ang ikontrol natin ng konti,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

MECQ. Residents of Mandaluyong City on May 16, 2020, use their bicycles to travel for work and buy essentials as access to public transport is not yet allowed during the MECQ period. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler


ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, MGCQ: Who can go where?

May 19, 2020 - 4:07 PM

Confused by travel restrictions under different levels of community quarantine? Here's your guide to what's allowed and what isn't.

IN TRANSIT. Traffic builds up at a checkpoint along Marcos Highway on Sunday, May 17, 2020, the 2nd day of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Disinfectant booths at Manila malls as virus lockdown eased

May 16, 2020 - 9:42 PM

Malls are essential economic engines but are typically crowded, sparking fears that their opening will cause a spike in infections

MALLS REOPEN. People start to visit a partially open shopping mall under the modified enhanced community quarantine in Manila on May 16,2020. Malls are scheduled to reopen some of their stores and services to the public, provided that customers follow safety protocols such as social distancing and wearing face masks. Photo by Czar Dancel/Rappler


Drug convict son shot dead in Bacolod on 1st day of GCQ

May 16, 2020 - 9:06 PM

Police say Gerald Cuadra was shot to death 7 times by a pair of unidentified suspects

Negros Occidental, Bacolod ease restrictions

May 16, 2020 - 8:00 PM

In Bacolod, there is still a 10 pm-4 am curfew

NEGROS. The city government of Sagay in Negros Occidental distributes 80,000 live chickens to more than 40,000 families in the city as the pandemic impacts poor families. Photos courtesy of Sagay PIO


Permit problems prevent jeeps in Pangasinan from returning right away

May 16, 2020 - 7:27 PM

Jeepney operators must first obtain clearance from every town along its route

JEEPS. A jeepney driver of Trancoville, Baguio City put a donation box inside his jeep, according to Trancoville Punong Barangay William Regacho, its up to the passenger to donate how much they will give. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler


DOCUMENT: Omnibus guidelines on modified ECQ, modified GCQ

May 16, 2020 - 11:06 AM

The government releases new guidelines governing areas under ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, and MGCQ

Police officers wear PPE suits as they man a checkpoint in the boundary of Rizal Province and Pasig City on April 16, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gov't changes mind, imposes modified GCQ in 8 low-risk regions

May 13, 2020 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says the government task force made the decision after local chief executives in the 8 regions asked them not to lift quarantine measures yet

DILG CHIEF. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says local government units may impose strict lockdowns on towns and barangays with the approval of the regional task force on coronavirus. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

EXPLAINER: What's modified ECQ and modified GCQ?

May 12, 2020 - 2:02 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The changes to the country's strictest form of quarantine allows more industries to resume operations while giving local governments the power to declare hard lockdowns in barangays with COVID-19 cases

Police officers order closure of houses in F Martinez St., Brgy. Addition Hills Mandaluyong as the city implements a total lockdown on May 7, 2020, due to rising number of Covid-19 cases. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

[OPINYON] Ngayong may salot at walang piyesta

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Pinagpipiyestahan natin ang buhay ng mga tao at mga pangyayari. Dinudumog, nilalapa, wala halos itinitira. Bihira na ang nagsusuri. Subo na lang nang subo ng inaakalang masarap na impormasyon.

DFA to implement 'new normal process' at consular offices

May 02, 2020 - 9:52 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs will implement new rules at its consular offices to protect both the public and its personnel during the coronavirus outbreak

Albay maintains border lockdown under GCQ

May 01, 2020 - 11:41 AM

Albay has 33 coronavirus cases as of April 30

RELIEF OPERATIONS. Albay provincial government workers handle sacks of rice for distribution to communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Al Francis Bichara

[OPINYON] Sa naiinip

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:59 AM

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