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Inip na! Palace sees Metro Manila placed under GCQ by June

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang has raised the possibility that Metro Manila will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) on June 1.

The region is currently under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), where people are only limited to accessing essential goods and services, and for work.

In an interview over ANC’s “Headstart” Wednesday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said members of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Emerging Infectious Diseases will meet today to discuss the fate of areas under GCQ and MECQ after May 31.

“Today, IATF is meeting and we expect a decision to be made by the body. It’s very difficult for me to actually speculate because as [the] spokesperson, I have to wait for the collegiate body to decide,” said Roque.

“But I can quote both National Action Plan Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año that chances are we will in fact be transitioning to GCQ in Metro Manila,” he also said.

Meanwhile, all 17 Metro Manila mayors “unanimously” approved the recommendation to place the National Capital Region from MECQ to GCQ on Monday next week.

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