Why did Metro Manila, other cities stay under GCQ?

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Posted at Jul 01 2020 10:27 AM

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Prevailing community quarantine protocols in urban hubs Cebu City and Metro Manila will extend until July 15, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday. 

This is because COVID-19 cases in these areas still take 7 days to double, which is faster than the 10-day rate required for their lockdown to be downgraded to the modified general community quarantine or GCQ, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said Wednesday. 

Watch his explanation here. 

ANC, July 1, 2020