Malacañang on Thursday said stricter community quarantine classifications were being eyed for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Davao Region over rising bed utilization rates.

In a media briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the two regions were “candidates” for more stringent quarantine measures.

“Dahil nga po halos nasa moderate risk na sila, candidates po iyan for escalation ng community quarantine,” Roque said.

Roque was referring to the regions reaching moderate risk in bed occupancy rate.

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases will finalize new community quarantine measures for February later today, Roque said.

A great portion of the country will remain under modified general community quarantine, the least stringent among lockdown classifications, until Jan. 31.

The country has recorded 519,575 Covid-19 cases as of Jan. 28. John Ezekiel J. Hirro