In this photo, taken on March 22, police officers guard the Cavite and Metro Manila border as the capital and its nearby provinces are on lockdown due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. INQUIRY file photo / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ
MANILA, Philippines – The National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF) on Wednesday dispersed circulating contributions that the entire Calabarzon or region 4-A would also be subject to the most restrictive extended community quarantine ( ECQ) as Metro Manila would be put.
“Wala pong desisyon na ganyan,” NTF Assistant Implementer and Test Czar Vince Dizon said in a televised briefing when asked about rumors that Calabarzon will be placed under ECQ According to the announcement of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the management of emerging infectious diseases, only Metro Manila would be under ECQ from August 6 to 20, 2021.
In Calabarzon, only Laguna and Lucena City in Quezon is under the second most restrictive Modified Extended Community Quarantine until August 15th.
In the meantime, Cavite and Rizal are under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) ” with tightened restrictions ”, while Batangas and Quezon are under GCQ until August 15th.
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