The quarantine status in the provinces of Bulacan, Apayao and Capiz has been downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ), according to the Palace.
Palace Spokesman Harry Roque said the GCQ will be in effect in the three provinces from October 18 to 31.
Earlier, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases placed Bulacan and Apayao under modified enhanced community quarantine, and Capiz under GCQ with heightened restrictions.
Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando on Friday appealed to the IATF to place Bulacan under a modified GCQ as he noted the declining Covid-19 cases in the province.
The governor said many of his province mates are begging for the opening of their businesses that have been severely affected by the MECQ restrictions.
“Based on the updated data from the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of Provincial Health Office-Public Health, Bulacan’s recovery rate as of Oct. 13, 2021 is at 97 percent or 77,862 recovered Covid-19 cases out of 80,096 confirmed cases,” Fernando said on Thursday.