JUST IN: ECQ To Be Extended in NCR, Other Areas w/ High COVID-19 Cases

Update on the ECQ Implemented in PH Over COVID-19 Crisis

ECQ – The Enhanced Community Quarantine is extended in the National Capital Region (NCR) and several other areas with high COVID-19 cases.

This morning, April 24, 2020, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to decide on the fate of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon. It is set to expire on April 30 and the President has to decide whether to lift it, to modify it, or to extend it.

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Most coronavirus cases in the Philippines were recorded in Luzon. According to the Department of Health (DOH), there is now a total of 6,981 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the country.

Out of the 6,981 cases in the country, 462 patients died while 722 recovered. Visibly, the recoveries have increased in the past few days.

Today, Pres. Duterte is speaking over the fate of COVID-19 in the Philippines. Based on GMA News, the ECQ will be extended in the National Capital Region (NCR) and several other areas with high cases of coronavirus. It is extended until May 15.

The ECQ is extended in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON. The President also accepted the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases to extend it in the following areas:

  • Pangasinan
  • Benguet
  • Mindoro
  • Albay
  • Catanduanes
  • Panay
  • Cebu
  • Davao Provinces

Based on the report, the moderate and the low-risk areas will be placed under a General Community Quarantine starting May 1. More updates may be posted soon.

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