October 1, 2023

マニラ首都圏 GCQ維持へ






Mayor Zamora elated with Pres. Duterte’s decision to retain Metro Manila’s GCQ status

San Juan City Mayor Francisco Zamora has expressed elation over Pres. Duterte’s decision to retain Metro Manila’s quarantine status to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until the vaccines against COVID-19 are rolled out in the country.

On February 8, the mayors of the metropolis, voting 9-8, recommended to the national government to shift Metro Manila to the least strict Modified General Quarantine (MGCQ) status starting March.

“The president’s statement is in line with my vote during the Metro Manila Council meeting to keep Metro Manila under GCQ to ensure that the cases are kept as low as possible – minimize transmission and prevent more deaths,” Zamora said in his statement, Tuesday (February 23).

Both the national and local governments are doing everything they can to minimize the effects of GCQ on the economy and livelihood of the citizens, the mayor added.