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GCQ Extended in Metro Manila, MGCQ in Most of Philippines Until Dec. 31

It's a COVID-19 Christmas.
by Joel Guinto
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Lanterns and Christmas lights adorn lamp posts and trees on Ayala Avenue in Makati City in this photo taken on Nov. 28, 2020.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday extended COVID-19 quarantine classifications for another month, until Dec. 31, meaning existing restrictions are in place throughout the Christmas month.

Metro Manila, Batangas, Iloilo City, Tacloban City, Lanao del Sur, Iligan City and Davao City will remain under GCQ, the second lowest in a four-step classification system while most of the country will be under MGCQ, one notch lower.

Quarantines have been in place in mid-March and last Friday, the private sector placed an advance order for 2.6 million doses of Astra Zeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. The government plans to start its immunization program as early as the second half of 2021.

Here's a roundup of News You Can Use on how to stay safe this Christmas:

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How to Stay COVID-Safe When Giving, Receiving Christmas Gifts

13th Month Pay: Everything You Need to Know

It's a Pandemic of Sadness Too, Here's Why (And Where to Get Help) 

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Why COVID Can't Cancel Paskong Pinoy, the World's Longest Christmas

Here's a roundup of restrictions that were rolled back since October:

Private Shuttles Can Carry More Passengers, Subject to COVID Rules

Siargao Reopens to Local Tourists

Restrictions Continue to Ease for Airlines During Quarantine

Angkas, JoyRide, Move It Resume on Nov. 23, Here are the Guidelines

Outbound Travellers Can Skip Negative Antigen Test Before Departure

What are the COVID-19 Rules for Island, Beach Trips?

LTO Extends Driver’s License Validity for 17-21 Age Group, Seniors until Dec. 31

Manila Churches, Mosques Can Allow More People In

Curfew Hours in Metro Manila Shortened to 4 Hours from Midnight

More Commuters Allowed on MRT, LRT Starting Oct. 19

Shopping Mall Sales, Travel Between GCQ-MGCQ Areas Now Allowed

Ready Your Passports, Vacation Trips Abroad Allowed Starting Oct. 21

Teens, Seniors Can Now Go Out of Their Homes as Quarantines Ease

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