COVID-19: Quarantine extended in Manila

6 Jul 20

PHILIPPINES

IMPACT – HIGH

The Philippines recently extended the quarantine in metro Manila to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • The General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in metro Manila has been extended to July 15.
  • The provinces of Benguet, Cavite, Rizal in Luzon and Leyte and Southern Leyte in Visayas will remain under the General Community Quarantine until July 15.
  • The cities and municipalities of Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Talisay, Minglanilla, Consolacion, and Ormoc will remain under the GCQ until July 15 as well.
  • Cebu City will remain under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until July 15.
  • The Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) will remain in effect for the other regions of the Philippines. Under this least restricted quarantine, restaurants, cinemas and gyms are allowed to reopen at half capacity. Public transportation may operate and public gatherings are allowed with limitations

Background: The government announced the third week of May the modified enhanced community quarantine in metro Manila would remain in effect until May 31.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should expect temporary restrictions on the movements of employees in cities and provinces that remain under quarantine. It is possible the quarantines will be extended. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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