Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya on Sunday said the National Capital Region (NCR) could be placed under the less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) after May 15.

Malaya announced the possible downgrade on GMA’s Dobol B sa News TV, saying that “by all indications,” the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) restrictions in Metro Manila could be relaxed.

However, some places may still adapt ECQ measures autonomously, Malaya said, citing Quezon City’s rising number of Covid-19 cases.

Based on May 2 data, NCR accounted for 5,144 of the country’s 8,929 Covid-19 cases. Quezon City alone has 1,312 cases. John Ezekiel J. Hirro