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Duterte extends GCQ status in NCR Plus until June 15

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The general community quarantine (GCQ) classification in Metro Manila and four nearby provinces has been extended until June 15, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday night.

Duterte approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to prolong the existing community classification of NCR plus, which includes Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan and Rizal, for at least 15 more days.

Among the activities that remain prohibited under GCQ with additional restrictions are indoor sports and tourist attractions, as well as meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE). 

Meanwhile the following areas will also remain under GCQ this month: The Cordillera Administrative Region, including Abra, Baguio City, Kalinga, Mountain Province; Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino in Region 2; Batangas and Quezon in Region 4-A; Iligan City in Region 10, Davao City in Region 11, and Lanao del Sur and Cotabato City in BARMM. 

Areas that will be placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from June 1 to June 15, 2021 include the City of Santiago and Cagayan in Region 2; Apayao, Benguet, and Ifugao in the Cordillera Administrative Region; and Puerto Princesa in Region 4-B; Iloilo City in Region 6; and Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte in Region 9; Cagayan de Oro City in Region 10; and Butuan City and Agusan del Sur in CARAGA. 

Locations that are not included in the aforementioned lists will be under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) starting June 1 to June 30, 2021. 

In a related development, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte also extended the restrictions for inbound travel coming from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates from June 1 until June 15, 2021. 

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