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Gov’t to implement only GCQ and ECQ on new alert level system

By Carlos Manuel Eusoya

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the national government will only implement General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ) under the new alert level system for COVID-19 response.

“Sang-ayon po dito sa policy shift na gagawin natin, dalawa na lang po ang ating quarantine classification. Ito po ang ECQ na ipapataw po ng Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) o di naman kaya ang GCQ. Pero iyong pwede at hindi pwede sa GCQ po ay hindi gaya ng dati,” Roque clarified in a press briefing Friday, September 10.

According to Roque, the IATF “provisionally” approved the guidelines for the implementation of the new alert level system.

“Ang pwede at hindi pwede ay depende po sa alert level na nakapataw sa lugar sa loob mismo ng Metro Manila ito po ay magiging kada siyudad at kada munisipyo,” he added.



The highest alert level, Alert Level 4, prohibits dine-in services and mass gatherings.

Furthermore, Roque said that all areas will implement the alert level system when the IATF has finalized its guidelines.

“Ang pagkakaiba po ng mga lockdowns na ito ay mas istrikto,” he stated.

The pilot implementation of the new alert level system will be done in the National Capital Region (NCR), which is in Modified Extended Community Quarantine (MECQ) until September 15.


Report source: GMA News