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MECQ in Metro Manila Extended to Sept. 7

Here are the areas under MECQ, GCQ.
by Erwin Colcol
Aug 28, 2021
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

Metro Manila will remain under MECQ until Sept. 7 as to thwart the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant, Malacañang said Saturday.

Fifteen other areas will also be under MECQ, the second highest in the four-step community quarantine classification during the same period, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.

Apart from the capital region, Bataan and Laguna will have added restrictions on dining, personal care services, and religious activities.

The MECQ in Metro Manila was originally scheduled until Aug. 31 before the extension was announced Saturday. 

Here are the quarantine classifications from Sept. 1 to 7:


  • Metro Manila
  • Apayao
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Bulacan
  • Bataan
  • Cavite
  • Lucena City
  • Rizal
  • Laguna
  • Aklan
  • Iloilo Province
  • Iloilo City
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Cebu City
  • Mandaue City
  • Cagayan de Oro City

GCQ with heightened restrictions:

  • Ilocos Sur
  • Cagayan
  • Quezon
  • Batangas
  • Naga City
  • Antique
  • Bacolod City
  • Capiz
  • Cebu Province
  • Negros Oriental
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Davao City
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao Occidental
  • Davao de Oro
  • Butuan City
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  • Baguio City
  • Santiago City
  • Quirino
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Tarlac
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Occidental
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Zamboanga City
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao del Sur
  • General Santos City
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sarangani
  • North Cotabato
  • South Cotabato
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Cotabato City


  • Rest of the Philippines
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