Modified general community quarantine in the Philippines

Modified general community quarantine in the Philippines

LATEST UPDATE: April 15, 2021 - 4:13pm
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3 days ago

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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