Malacañang is hoping that the Aug. 6 to 20 enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila will be the last lockdown in the Philippines.
In a Palace briefing, Abalos said Metro Manila mayors voted unanimously for the imposition of an 8 p.m. to 4 a.m .curfew.
In an announcement aired over state TV, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Metro Manila would be under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions from July 30 to Aug. 5, and enhanced community quarantine from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20.
The 51 police officers stationed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA) who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) had no physical interaction with protesters, according to the chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) reported that it admitted and tested 21 out of the 72 local cases of the highly contagious Delta variant.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced that more than 70% of eligible residents in the city have already received the first dose of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said he is worried that the highly contagious Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus is already spreading undetected in the National Capital Region.
OCTA Research Group reported that the National Capital Region’s (NCR) average number of daily new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections has increased to 851 from July 16 to 22, while its reproduction number increased by 1.21, which indicates sustained transmission.
President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions after the discovery of local Delta variant transmissions in the region.
The Department of Health (DOH) said it was investigating the incident wherein Pfizer vaccines were wasted in Muntinlupa city due to a storage problem.
OCTA Research has recommended a stricter quarantine measure in the National Capital Region (NCR) as the research group noted that Metro Manila is in the early stages of another surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, which could be caused by the Delta variant.
In a Facebook post, Sotto said all senior citizens who registered for vaccination have been inoculated.
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases earlier in July relaxed mobility restrictions on children in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ.
Sotto, who replaced the Eusebios who were at the helm of Pasig for 27 years, said he wanted to continue what he had already started as Pasig mayor.
The Department of Health (DOH) assured the public that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) situation in Manila is “manageable”.
The “single and isolated” Delta variant coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) case was “never able to set foot” in Taguig City while being positive for the variant, the Taguig city government assured the public.