General community quarantine rules out on April 27: Duterte spokesman


Posted at Apr 24 2020 11:51 AM | Updated as of Apr 24 2020 12:11 PM

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MANILA - The government next week will release guidelines for areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), a less stringent form of lockdown aimed at containing the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said Friday. 

An inter-agency task force eyes reopening 30 percent of public transport in GCQ areas, said Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque. 

Authorities have yet to decide on whether or not to continue government infrastructure projects in these areas, provided that social distancing could be observed and workers will have dorms, he said. 

"Mafa-finalize po iyong guidelines, lalong-lalo na sa public transportation, by the 27th of April so that kapag dating po ng atrenta, it will be smooth implementation," Roque told DZMM. 

(The guidelines will be finalizes, especially those for public transportation, by the 27th of April so that come the 30th, it will be smooth implementation.) 

A Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine supposed to end of April 30 was extended in some areas, including Metro Manila. 

Areas under GCQ, meanwhile, will be allowed to reopen manufacturing, electronics and exports, e-commerce, repair and maintenance services, and housing and office services.