(UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte extended nationwide COVID-19 quarantines until November. Metro Manila, home to nearly 13 million people, will remain under general community quarantine or GCQ.
Other areas under GCQ are Batangas, Iloilo, Tacloban, Bacolod, Iligan and Lanao Del Sur according to the President. The fresh community quarantine classifications will be in effect from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.
While GCQ, the second lowest quarantine has been in effect since mid-August, restrictions are slowly being loosened. Foreign travel is now allowed, even without negative antigen tests. Churches and mosques can accomodate more people. Motorcycle-hailing platforms Angkas and Joyride can also resume their pilot runs.
Most of the country is under modified general community quarantine or MGCQ, the lowest quarantine. Quarantines have been in place since March.