The government’s COVID-19 task force is deliberating on the appeals of local government units (LGUs) on their quarantine classifications, Malacañang said on Monday, as President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to announce whether to maintain, lift or modify the quarantine restrictions.
The provinces of Quezon, Abra, Apayao and Lanao del Sur as well as the Caraga region have asked to be classified under general community quarantine, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said during a televised briefing.
Cebu City wished to revert back to a modified enhanced community quarantine.
Dagupan City, Batanes, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental and Davao del Sur have asked for a “deescalation of quarantine status.”
Pangasinan, Angeles City, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pampanga, Cavite and Cebu province have asked to be downgraded to a modified general community quarantine.
Roque said the IATF’s decision on the appeals will be announced during Duterte’s address to the nation later Monday.
Duterte earlier placed the Cordillera Administrative Region, Regions I (except Pangasinan), IV-B, V, VI, VIII, IX (except Zamboanga City), X, XI (except Davao City) and XII, CARAGA, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao under modified GCQ from June 1 to 15.
The rest of the country, including Metro Manila, is under GCQ./Stacy Ang