Metro Manila, Laguna and Cebu City will be placed under a “modified” enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from May 16 to 31 according to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in a Press briefing on May 12.
Under the modified enhanced community quarantine, there will be limited movement within zones for essential services and work, while selected manufacturing and processing plants could operate up to a maximum of 50% of their workforce. There will also be limited transport services for essential goods and services. Physical classes will remain suspended.
“It is not ECQ as we know it. It is not GCQ (general community quarantine) as we know it. It’s somewhere in between. It is a transition phase po at ini-envision natin na matapos ang one month, makakapunta na tayong lahat sa GCQ (we envision that after one month, we will all transition to GCQ),” Roque said.