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  • Filipino travelers now choosing less crowded destinations -Airbnb

    Filipino travelers now choosing less crowded destinations -Airbnb

    Filipinos are now veering away from mass travel and choosing to visit less crowded destinations following lockdown restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a study commissioned by online property rental platform Airbnb revealed. At a...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 9:09PM
  • Philippines may be back to normal in 2023 —Duterte

    Philippines may be back to normal in 2023 —Duterte

    With the Philippines having spent nearly one year under community quarantine, President Rodrigo Duterte said the country may have to wait until the first or second quarter of 2023 before the situation reverts back to normal following the COVID-19...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 28 February 2021, 7:31PM
  • Duterte considering placing NCR under looser MGCQ

    Duterte considering placing NCR under looser MGCQ

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night said he was considering downgrading Metro Manila's quarantine status to a least stringent modified general community quarantine to stem any further economic decline. "I am considering it... Our economy is...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 28 February 2021, 7:14PM
  • Metro Manila, 9 other areas to remain under GCQ in March: Palace

    Metro Manila, 9 other areas to remain under GCQ in March: Palace

    MANILA - The National Capital Region and nine other areas will remain under general community quarantine in March to contain the spread of COVID-19, Malacanang said Saturday. This, as the country saw an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days,...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 27 February 2021, 10:06AM
  • Metro Manila, 9 other areas under GCQ this March —Palace

    Metro Manila, 9 other areas under GCQ this March —Palace

    The National Capital Region (NCR) and nine other areas will be under general community quarantine this March, while the rest of the country will be under modified general community quarantine, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Saturday....

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 27 February 2021, 9:45AM
  • NCR's daily new COVID cases to continue upward trend in short term —OCTA Research

    NCR's daily new COVID cases to continue upward trend in short term —OCTA Research

    The upward trend in Metro Manila's new COVID-19 cases is expected to continue though localized lockdowns may have helped slow it down, OCTA Research said in its latest bulletin. In its February 25 report, the independent research group said that...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 26 February 2021, 6:45AM
  • Pasay villages on lockdown now 56 amid COVID-19 spike

    Pasay villages on lockdown now 56 amid COVID-19 spike

    MANILA - Pasay City has now placed 56 villages under localized lockdown in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, an official said Thursday. "As of yesterday, 56 barangays are now in containment," Pasay City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 25 February 2021, 9:24AM
  • Bangkok pubs, nightlife allowed to reopen

    Bangkok pubs, nightlife allowed to reopen

    BANGKOK - Bangkok pubs and other nightlife venues have been allowed to open until 11 pm from Tuesday, after the communicable disease committee eased Covid-19 restrictions. However, cockfighting and fish-fighting stadiums will remain closed, said...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 5:56PM
  • Pasay clarifies 95 households under strict community quarantine

    Pasay clarifies 95 households under strict community quarantine

    MANILA, Philippines - The local government of Pasay on Wednesday clarified that it imposed localized enhanced community quarantine on 95 households residing in the 55 villages as it continues to prevent a further surge of Covid-19 infections in the...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 3:43PM
  • Navotas City Hall under lockdown after 24 staff tested positive for COVID-19

    Navotas City Hall under lockdown after 24 staff tested positive for COVID-19

    The Navotas City Hall was placed under a five-day lockdown after 24 employees tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Mayor Toby Tiangco said Wednesday. Aside from the main city hall, Navotas City Hall Annex (including NavoServe)...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 24 February 2021, 2:24PM
  • Navotas City Hall on lockdown until Feb. 28: Mayor

    Navotas City Hall on lockdown until Feb. 28: Mayor

    MANILA - The local government of Navotas on Tuesday implemented granular lockdown at the City Hall and its annexes in Barangay Sipac Almacen due to the rising number of employees infected with COVID-19. "Sa tala ng ating Navotas City Epidemiology...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 24 February 2021, 11:04AM
  • Navotas City Hall on lockdown until Feb. 28, says city mayor

    Navotas City Hall on lockdown until Feb. 28, says city mayor

    MANILA, Philippines - The Navotas City Hall was placed under lockdown after 24 local government employees got the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), City Mayor Toby Tiangco said Wednesday. "Sa tala ng ating Navotas City Epidemiology and Surveillance...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 10:05AM
  • 'No need' for strict lockdown in Cebu: DOH-Central Visayas

    'No need' for strict lockdown in Cebu: DOH-Central Visayas

    MANILA - The Department of Health in Central Visayas said Wednesday it does not believe Cebu should be placed under enhanced community quarantine, the highest level in a 4-step lockdown. The agency's technical advisory council in Manila had...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 24 February 2021, 8:48AM
  • DOH wants another lockdown for Cebu

    DOH wants another lockdown for Cebu

    CEBU CITY - Health officials in Central Visayas have until this week to stop the resurgence of coronavirus infections in Cebu province and Cebu City, or these areas will be placed again under a hard lockdown. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson for...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 4:40AM
  • Localized lockdown imposed on 22 more Pasay villages

    Localized lockdown imposed on 22 more Pasay villages

    MANILA, Philippines - Twenty-two more villages in Pasay City were placed under a 14-day enhanced community quarantine, days after it locked down 33 villages and a transient home due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The city government previously...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 10:47PM
  • 49 Bahay Pag-asa youths in Davao test positive for COVID-19

    49 Bahay Pag-asa youths in Davao test positive for COVID-19

    DAVAO CITY - Bahay Pag-asa, a temporary home in Davao's Tugbok district for children who committed crimes, was placed under lockdown for two weeks starting Tuesday after 49 minors in the facility tested positive for COVID-19. Davao City Health...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 23 February 2021, 10:36PM
  • PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup ready to push through in bubble

    PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup ready to push through in bubble

    The Philippine Superliga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup is set to kick off on Friday, February 26, to Sunday, February 28, in a bubble setup at the Subic Freeport. This will be the first volleyball event that will be held since the COVID-19...

    RapplerRappler • 23 February 2021, 5:10PM
  • Bohol high school placed under lockdown after teachers get COVID-19

    Bohol high school placed under lockdown after teachers get COVID-19

    A school in Tagbilaran City, Bohol has been placed on lockdown after 14 teachers tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to a report on "Balitanghali" on Tuesday, the lockdown in Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 4:47PM
  • NEDA backs Duterte's move not to place Philippines under MGCQ sans vaccine rollout

    NEDA backs Duterte's move not to place Philippines under MGCQ sans vaccine rollout

    After initially proposing to place the entire country under the loosest quarantine level, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is now backing President Rodrigo Duterte's decision not to implement a nationwide modified general...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 3:22PM
  • Duterte to decide anew on shift to MGCQ upon vaccination rollout

    Duterte to decide anew on shift to MGCQ upon vaccination rollout

    MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte asked for more time and will decide again on the proposed nationwide shift to the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) once the vaccinations against coronavirus are in place, a Palace official...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 1:14PM
  • Nograles: No target date for MGCQ transition

    Nograles: No target date for MGCQ transition

    There is no definite date yet as to when the entire country will transition to modified general community quarantine - a protocol which allows expanded public transport and business operations and eases restrictions on mass gathering - Cabinet...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 12:49PM
  • OCTA Research welcomes MGCQ deferment sans COVID-19 vaccine rollout

    OCTA Research welcomes MGCQ deferment sans COVID-19 vaccine rollout

    The OCTA Research group has welcomed the deferment of the country's transition to eased modified general community quarantine, saying it is needed to bring down the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Dr. Butch Ong of OCTA Research Group was...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 12:44PM
  • Duterte's decision not to ease quarantine measures 'timely, responsive' -- OCTA

    Duterte's decision not to ease quarantine measures 'timely, responsive' -- OCTA

    MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte's decision not to ease the country's quarantine status without the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is a "timely" and "responsive" move, an independent research group said Tuesday. Dr. Butch Ong of the OCTA...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 12:42PM
  • Duterte needs 'a little more time' for proposed MGCQ shift: official

    Duterte needs 'a little more time' for proposed MGCQ shift: official

    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has asked for "a little more time" to approve a proposal to place the entire Philippines under the loosest of 4 quarantine levels and revive the country's ailing economy, an official said on Tuesday. Duterte on...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 23 February 2021, 12:14PM
  • No nationwide MGCQ before vaccine rollout is safest but too cautious —League of Provinces

    No nationwide MGCQ before vaccine rollout is safest but too cautious —League of Provinces

    President Rodrigo Duterte's decision not to allow the implementation of modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in the entire country until the COVID-19 vaccination rollout starts is the safest measure but too cautious, the League of Provinces...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 8:30AM
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COVID-19 Restrictions

As a measure to limit the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines, lockdowns, officially characterized as "community quarantines" by the government, of varying strictness were imposed in numerous parts of the country. The "enhanced community quarantine" (ECQ) is the strictest of such measures. The largest of these measures was the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.