“The government cannot fight COVID-19 alone. We need the concerted effort of everyone. The sacrifices of our people in the past 70 or so days are laudable and we must not put these to naught. It may be difficult for some, especially those who will physically report, but we live in extraordinary times and situation,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said as a reminder to everyone that the fight against coronavirus takes a ‘whole-of-nation’ approach.
He urged the public to follow strict health protocols and safety distancing measures so as not to ‘waste’ the more than 2-month lockdown.
On June 1, Metro Manila shifted to a more relaxed general community quarantine as an effort to slowly reopen the economy.
Also to be placed under GCQ are Cagayan, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon regions, Baguio City, and the provinces of Pangasinan and Albay in Luzon; Central Visayas and Iloilo City in the Visayas; and the cities of Zamboanga and Davao in Mindanao. These areas will be under GCQ until June 15.
Cebu City will also shift from the strictest enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to the modified enhanced community quarantine until June 15.