The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday said that the National Capital Region (NCR) might be placed under the general community quarantine (GCQ) after May 15, after data showed that the situation is already improving.
DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that the COVID-19 data in Metro Manila suggest that the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) could be relaxed by then.
“It looks like ga-graduate na ang Metro Manila sa May 15. By all indications, mukhang ga-graduate na tayo at mag-GCQ na tayo,” Malaya said.
In lifting the ECQ, Malaya notes that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) considers the critical care infrastructure of hospitals and the case doubling time in the region.
On the other hand, Malaya said that some areas in Quezon City will remain under the strict measure of ECQ due to high number of COVID-19 cases.
Barangay Batasan Hills has the most number of COVID-19 cases in Quezon City with 31 patients, according to the Quezon City government./Stacy Ang