BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – National leaders have maintained the less strict Modified General Community Quarantine status over this urban capital of more than half a million people as Capitol tightened measures over movement in the province.
These developed as a government-run laboratory here reported an uptick in the positivity rate and as City Hall continues with its vaccination rollout.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque had released last night new quarantine levels nationwide that will take effect from 16 to 31 June 2021.
The national capital, Manila, and Bulacan province remain under the General Community Quarantine status but with certain restrictions.
The release sent DNX added:
Other areas under GCQ from June 16 to June 30, 2021 are Baguio City, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Abra, and Benguet in the Cordillera Administrative Region; Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino in Region 2; Batangas and Quezon in Region 4-A; Iligan City in Region 10; Davao del Norte in Region 11; General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, Cotabato, and South Cotabato in Region 12; and Lanao del Sur and Cotabato City in BARMM.
Meanwhile, areas that shall be placed under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from June 16 to June 30, 2021 are the City of Santiago and Cagayan in Region 2; Apayao and Ifugao in the Cordillera Administrative Region; Bataan in Region 3; Lucena City in Region4-A; Puerto Princesa in Region 4-B; Naga City in Region 5; Iloilo City and Iloilo in Region 6; Negros Oriental in Region 7; Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga del Norte in Region 9; Cagayan de Oro City in Region 10; Davao City in Region 11; and Butuan City, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Sur in CARAGA.
All other areas shall be placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) starting June 16 to June 30, 2021.
On another matter, the President approved the extension of travel restrictions imposed upon India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, and Oman starting June 16 to June 30, 2021.
Capitol, meanwhile, tightened measures on travel in the province.
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued an executive order that strictly enforces border control between the town of Mabinay in Oriental Negros that borders the province in Kabankalan City.
Lacson also ordered a two-day closure, from 23 to 25 June, of beaches, resorts, and waterparks to avoid “super spreader” activities.