Larger Religious Gatherings Allowed in GCQ Areas

Up to a third of the venue capacity is allowed.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

Areas under general community quarantine can have religious gatherings up to a third of the venue's capacity, Malacañang said Friday as more pandemic-related restrictions are eased.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the capacity was increased from the previous 10%. The announcement comes after Manila City earlier this week allowed places of worship to accommodate up to a third of their seating capacity.

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Nearly all areas in the Philippines are under GCQ or the more relaxed modified GCQ.

Under GCQ, the second most relaxed community quarantine level, businesses, public transport, dine-in services, and staycations are allowed.

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