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The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has announced that Metro Manila will stay under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-HR) until August 5, but will then shift to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20. Read More
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has suspended leisure point-to-point flights from NCR due to the general community quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-HR). Only returning flights will be allowed for tourists residing in NCR+. Staycations and indoor tourist attractions were also suspended. Read more.
The Metro Manila Council has submitted a proposal asking the national government to impose enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region for two weeks. The request comes as Covid-19 cases, particularly those with the Delta variant, continue to rise in the area. The Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is set to discuss the proposal soon. Read More 1, 2
In an effort to minimize the threat of the Covid-19 Delta variant in the city, the local government of Baguio has issued stricter rules on travel and mobility. Leisure travelers from areas with higher quarantine status have once again been barred entry. Read More
Metro Manila will stay under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-HR) until August 15, despite multiple calls to implement stricter lockdowns amid the threat of the Covid-19 Delta variant. Read More
Iloilo City is set to appeal to lower their quarantine status, which is currently under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Mayor Jerry Treñas has noted that cases from the city have been on the decline. Read More
The Manila City government has instructed its relevant bureaus and offices to be on alert in case of granular lockdowns or a city-wide lockdown, amid the looming threat of the Covid-19 Delta variant. Read More
The OCTA Research Group has urged the implementation of hard lockdowns in Metro Manila to immediately contain the Covid-19 Delta variant surge while in its early stages. Read More
The national government and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) have announced that it will review community quarantine classifications nationwide every 15 days (from a monthly basis). This comes amid the continued threat of the Covid-19 Delta variant in the country. Read More
Cebu City has reimposed its city-wide liquor ban and ordered the closure of bars for at least the next month, in response to an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in the area. The city-wide curfew hours have also been adjusted, now 10PM to 4AM. Read More
The city government of Lapu-Lapu, Cebu is requiring residents to present their vaccination cards before entering markets and other establishments in the city beginning August 25. Mayor Junard Chan said the requirement aims to encourage residents to get inoculated, as the city has experienced a low vaccination turnout. Read More
In his State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that the Philippines may return to “early days” of the pandemic lockdown if the Covid-19 Delta variant continues to spread in the country. Read More
The local government of Cebu is set to open a number of drive-thru and hybrid mobile vaccination centers around the city in an effort to boost their Covid-19 inoculation drive, particularly to ease the process for senior citizens. Read More
The city government of Zamboanga has recalled its previous order allowing children aged five to 17 in outdoor areas. This comes amid the threat posed by the Covid-19 Delta variant across the country. Read More
In an effort to manage traffic, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has asked motorists in Metro Manila to take alternate routes in Quezon City on Monday, July 26, due to activities surrounding President Rodrigo Duterte’s final State of the Nation Address. Read More
A major landslide in Barangay Pancian, Pagudpud has closed a section of the Manila North Road and stranded several motorists in the area. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is on site to clear the area, though also caution against more possible landslides and flash floods due to the weather. Read More
The towns of Samboan and Santander in south Cebu have imposed hard lockdowns in an effort to address an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in the areas. Non-essential movement is limited, and stricter protocols have been adopted. Read More