The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases has placed Abra, Baguio and Bohol under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said.

Abra and Baguio were originally under regular GCQ, while Bohol was initially placed under the less restrictive modified GCQ.

Roque also announced Ilocos Norte’s de-escalation from modified enhanced community quarantine to GCQ.

The new quarantine classifications took effect on Friday, Sept. 24, lasting until Sept. 30.

In Abra, Baguio City, and Bohol, dine-in services are allowed at up to 20 percent for indoor dining and 50 percent for al fresco.

Beauty salons, beauty parlors, barbershops and nail spas are allowed to operate at up to 30 percent of establishment capacity.

Outdoor tourist attractions are also allowed at up to 30 percent of venue capacity.

Indoor tourist attractions and sports venues, as well as meetings, conventions, exhibitions events and social events in venue establishments are not allowed.

The Philippines has tallied 2,452,328 Covid-19 cases as of Sept. 24. John Ezekiel J. Hirro