Modified general community quarantine in the Philippines

September 15, 2021 | 4:10pm
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Modified general community quarantine in the Philippines
September 15, 2021

The Department of Health registers 16,989 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national tally to 2,283,011.

  • Active cases: 170,446 or 7.5% of the total
  • Recoveries: 24,123, bringing the number to 2,076,823
  • Deaths: 214, or now 35,742 in total
September 14, 2021

The Department of Health registers 18,056 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 2,266,066.

  • Active cases: 177,670 or 7.8% of the total
  • Recoveries: 20,542, bringing the number to 2,052,867
  • Deaths: 222, or now 35,529 in total
September 11, 2021

The Department of Health registers 26,303 more COVID-19 infections, pushing the national caseload to 2,206,021.

  • Active cases: 185,706 or 8.4% of the total
  • Recoveries: 16,013, bringing the number to 1,985,337
  • Deaths: 79, or now 34,978 in total
September 10, 2021

The Department of Health reports an additional 17,964 COVID-19 cases, pushing the national caseload to 2,179,770.

  • Active cases: 175,470 or 8.0% of the total
  • Recoveries: 9,067, bringing the number to 1,969,401
  • Deaths: 168, or now 34,899 in total
September 9, 2021

The Department of Health corrects count of new COVID-19 cases on September 8 to 17,883 from the original 12,751 it reported.

The agency adds 5,132 cases after technical issues in its COVIDKaya system. — Christian Deiparine

September 8, 2021

The health department logs 12,751 more coronavirus cases, bringing the national caseload to 2,134,005. 

  • Active cases: 151,135 or 7.1% of the total
  • Recoveries: 20,151, bringing the number to 1,948,198
  • Deaths: 174, or now 34,672 in total
September 3, 2021

The Department of Health logs an additonal 20,310 new coronavirus cases, pushing the country's total to 2,040,568.

  • Active cases: 158,994 or 7.8% of the total
  • Recoveries: 7,710, bringing the number to 1,847,701
  • Deaths: 193, or now 33,873 in total
September 2, 2021

The Department of Health logs an additional 16,621 COVID-19 infections, bringing the national tally to 2,020,484.

  • Active cases: 146,510 or 7.3% of the total
  • Recoveries: 10,965, bringing the number to 1,840,292
  • Deaths: 148, or now 33,680 in total
September 1, 2021

The Department of Health logs 14,216 more infections, reaching the 2 million mark of COVID-19 cases.

  • Active cases: 140,949 or 7.0% of the total
  • Recoveries: 18,584, bringing the number to 1,829,473
  • Deaths: 86, or now 33,553 in total
August 28, 2021

The Department of Health registers an additional 19,441 COVID-19 infections—the highest daily rise since the pandemic started.

  • Active cases: 142,679 or 7.4% of the total
  • Recoveries: 19,191 or, bringing total to 1,760,013
  • Deaths: 167, raising toll to 33,008
August 28, 2021

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announces that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) retained the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) of Metro Manila until September 7.

"Also under MECQ are Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Bulacan and Bataan in Region 3, Cavite, Lucena City, Rizal and Laguna in Region 4-A for Luzon; Aklan, Iloilo Province and Iloilo City in Region 6, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu City and Mandaue City in Region 7 for the Visayas; and Cagayan de Oro City for Mindanao.NCR, Bataan and Laguna shall have added restrictions on dining, personal care services and religious activities," Roque says in a statement.

August 26, 2021

The Department of Health logs an additional 16,313 COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 1,899,200.

  • Active cases: 131,921 or 6.9% of the total
  • Recoveries: 9,659, bringing the number to 1,734,551
  • Deaths: 236, or now 32,728 in total
August 25, 2021

The Department of Health reports 13,573 more coronavirus cases, raising the national caseload to 1,883,088.

  • Active cases: 125,378 or 6.7% of the total
  • Recoveries: 15,820, bringing the number to 1,725,218
  • Deaths: 228, or now 32,492 in total
May 10, 2021

Cagayan, Apayao and Benguet will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine from May 10 to May 23.

The inter-agency task force on COVID-19 announced this in a resolution dated May 9.

"The risk-level classifications of the aforementioned provinces shall be without prejudice to their reclassification as may be warranted and the declaration of localized enhanced community quarantine in critical areas," the resolution read.

April 15, 2021

The Department of Health reports an additional 11,429 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of COVID- infections to 904,285.

  • Active cases: 183,527 or 20.3% of the total
  • Recoveries: 856, pushing total to 705,164
  • Deaths: 148, bringing total to 15,594
March 5, 2021

The country's Food and Drug Administration reminds the public that online selling of all types of certified COVID-19 test kits (RT-PCR, antibody, antigen based) is strictly prohibited.

In an advisory dated March 4, FDA director general Eric Domingo stressed that the COVID-19 test kits with special certification are stricly for medical professional use and not intended for personal use.

February 19, 2021

The inter-agency task force approves a resolution mandating pension-issuing agencies and their servicing banks and other institutions to adopt alternative modes of validation for senior citizen pensions.

At present, senior citizens make personal appearances or submit documents that require personal appearances before a notary public in order to have continuous access to their pensions. —  The STAR/Christina Mendez

February 18, 2021

Navotas mayor Toby Tiangco says nine mayors in the Metro Manila Council voted to ease quarantine status in the region to modified general community quarantine starting March 1.

Eight Metro Manila mayors, on the other hand, wanted to retain the GCQ status,

National Economic and Development Authority director general Karl Chua recommended that the entire Philippines, including the National Capital Region, be placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in March. Bookmark this page for updates. (Main image by The STAR/Michael Varcas)

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