Davao City, GenSan’s Community Quarantine Measure Raised amid Increasing COVID-19 Cases

Update on Davao City, General Santos City’s Community Quarantine Measure

DAVAO CITY – The IATF against COVID-19 changed the community quarantine measures in the city and as well as General Santos City (GenSan).

Community quarantine measures are still up in the entire Philippines now as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Everyone is encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.

Currently, the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna and the whole Metro Manila were placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened measures. These areas which are collectively called as the NCR Plus were previously under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), the strictest among the four (4) measures, following the spike in the cases.

Davao City
Photo: City Government of Davao

Amid the implementation of community quarantine measures and health protocols such as the wearing of face mask and the practice of social distancing, the vaccination program is also rolling out. The healthcare workers and the senior citizens were the first ones to have been vaccinated.

The vaccination for those who have co-morbidities have also started. The government is eyeing to start the vaccination of the economic workers and the poor Filipinos this June.

visit: Galvez Announces Start of “Mini” Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines for A4, A5

The COVID-19 cases in the country is still increasing thus the authorities remind the people to continue practicing the health standards. Based on a report in ABS-CBN News, the COVID-19 cases in Davao City and General Santos (GenSan) City increased.

According to the report, the COVID-19 cases in Davao City and GenSan which are both in Mindanao surpassed the count in Metro Manila. The IATF raised the community quarantine measure in both cities.

Davao City will be under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting tomorrow, June 5. GenSan will be under GCQ starting tomorrow. These quarantine measures will expire on June 30.

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