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Strict GCQ in Abra, Baguio, Bohol

Alexis Romero - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s pandemic task force has placed Baguio City and the provinces of Abra and Bohol under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions, Malacañang announced on Thursday night.

Ilocos Norte, which was previously under GCQ with heightened restrictions, is now under regular GCQ.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the updated risk level classifications started yesterday and would be in effect until the end of the month.

Abra and Baguio City were previously under regular GCQ while Bohol was under the most relaxed modified GCQ.

Under GCQ with heightened restrictions, indoor dine-in services may operate at 20 percent venue or seating capacity and al fresco or outdoor dine-in services at half of the seating capacity.

Beauty salons, barber shops and nail spas may operate at up to 30 percent capacity.

Outdoor tourist attractions will be allowed at 30 percent capacity, with strict compliance with minimum public health standards.

Business establishments with safety seal certifications will be allowed to operate at an additional 10 percent capacity.

Meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions and social events in venue establishments, indoor sports courts as well as tourist attractions remain prohibited.

Interzonal travel will be allowed, subject to restrictions of the local government unit of destination.

Point-to-point travel to areas under GCQ and MGCQ is allowed without age restrictions, but subject to a negative swab test result and other restrictions for those below 18 years old and above 65.

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