MANILA — Parts of the Philippines on Friday, May 1, are shifted to a general quarantine as the government eased restrictions even as the coronavirus pandemic persists.
Only Metro Manila and 8 other areas will remain under lockdown until May 15 as studies show that these places were at high-risk of coronavirus outbreak.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the following areas will remain under ECQ until May 15:
- Metro Manila
- Central Luzon except for Aurora
- Southern Tagalog Region (CALABARZON)
- Iloilo including Iloilo City
- Bacolod City
- Davao City
Other parts of the country meanwhile will begin the shift to a “new normal” or general community quarantine.
Below is the signed copy of President Duterte’s executive order on the changes in community quarantine protocols.
(Photo released by Malacanan Palace)