Duterte to announce new quarantine protocols on June 30: Palace

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 29 2020 03:51 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte. File

MANILA-- President Rodrigo Duterte will announce on Tuesday, June 30, new community quarantine protocols beginning July 1, Malacañang said Monday.

“I’ll let you know but if I’m not mistaken, it will be tomorrow,” Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque said when asked during a Palace briefing about the President's announcement.

The entire country is expected to remain under varying levels of community quarantine after the government's pandemic task force removed the "new normal" from the classifications.

It was only this month that the government largely eased lockdowns across the country to revive its economy bruised by the pandemic.

At present, only Cebu City is under the strictest enhanced community quarantine or ECQ, while Talisay City, also in Cebu province, is under modified ECQ.

The rest of the country is under the more relaxed general community quarantine or modified GCQ.

As of June 28, the Philippines has confirmed 35,455 COVID-19 cases, with 1,244 deaths and 9,686 recoveries.