Mayors from the localities of the National Capital Region (NCR) have recommended to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to retain the general community quarantine (GCQ) in the NCR until the end of this year, according to a mayor.
This is to prevent an increase of coronavirus cases as the holiday approaches.
Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said on Monday that he Metro Manila Council (MMC), which he heads, met on Sunday night together with IATF members to determine the NCR’s quarantine restrictions. The MMC is composed of NCR mayors and is also the highest policy-making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.
“Pinagpulungan po doon na para maiwasan po natin yung spike o yung tinatawag na wave na susunod, ay atin pong nirekomenda, ng MMC, sa IATF po natin na manatili po ang GCQ until end of the year (We discussed to prevent another spike or wave of coronavirus cases, and we recommend to maintain GCQ until the end of the year), Olivarez said in a radio interview.
Beside the NCR, Batangas, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Tacloban City, Iligan City and Lanao del Sur were placed under GCQ until the end of this month while the less stringent modified GCQ status prevails over the much of the country. SOVEREIGNPH