Today, August 3, 2020 as of 12am. President Duterte announces and approves MECQ to Metro Manila and other selected provinces such as Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.

Here’s a reference infographics (c/o IATF) that outlines the main policies under MECQ

Photo credit to IATF

Primarily, the decision of the president came after the requests from the Philippine Doctors/Physicians group to have MECQ back in effect because of still increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients and they are worried that the health system from all over the country may fail if the numbers will not stop rising.

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