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Pres. Duterte Places Davao City Under GCQ Over COVID-19 Cases

DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte placed Davao City under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ) following the rise in the cases of COVID-19.

Several cities and provinces in the Philippines still record new COVID-19 cases daily. The country is one of the over 200 nations and territories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, community quarantine measures are still up in the entire country amid the fight against COVID-19. As of this writing, the Department of Health (DOH) has logged a total of 413,430 cases of the disease in the country.

Out of the said total number, 7,998 deaths and 374,939 recoveries were recorded in the country. Several things became protocols as part of the fight against the disease.

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
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Nowadays, the wearing of a face mask when going outdoors is already a must. Also, the practice of social distancing is also a protocol.

Recently, a spike in the COVID-19 infections in Davao City was noted. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, due to the rise of the cases in the city, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte placed the city under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

According to the report, Davao City will be under GCQ until November 30. Pres. Duterte’s quarantine measure order on the city is “effective immediately”.

Under the GCQ, only selected businesses are allowed to operate fully. The entire Metro Manila is also under GCQ now. The said measure will be implemented until December as agreed by the Metro Manila mayors.

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