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Metro Manila GCQ extended to August 15 even though COVID-19 cases kicked off.
MANILA – Metro Manila will remain in the general community quarantine, according to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Cebu City, which was then in a more strictly modified enhanced community quarantine, was also subjected to GCQ, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.
This is despite the kicking of coronavirus cases in the country.
The following places are also on GCQ until August 15:
Minglanilla and Consolation (Cebu)
Elsewhere in the country will be automatically put into the modified GCQ.
It will be recalled that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country kicked 89,374 after an increase of 3,954 cases on Thursday, according to data from the Department of Health.
The total death toll reached 1,983 after an increase of 23.
The recipients hit 65,064 after recording a record-high 38,075 recoveries – which according to the DOH is due to their “oplan recovery” or stronger aggregate data between LGUs and monitoring COVID status- 19 patients.
The DOH has also implemented a “mass recovery adjustment” where all mild and asymptomatic cases can be considered “recoveries” after 14 days of experiencing symptoms or taking a swab sample.
Additionally, Groups are said to be worried about the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in companies
The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. Development called on the government to take concrete action on the alarming increase in COVID-19 infection at work.
That was after 290 employees of electronics manufacturing company NIDEC Philippines Corporation tested positive for COVID-19 at the industrial park in Binan, Laguna.
In addition, the group said that more than 500 workers in 10 companies in Laguna are positive for the virus.
According to . The data, the group said that 47 percent of those with COVID-19 in Metro Manila, Central Visayas, Calabarzon, and Central Luzon are workers.
In a statement, Nadia de Leon, executive director of the group. Said that the lack of action on workers’ demands such as free mandatory testing has resulted in what they call “workplace health disaster.”
They demand that there be a strict inspection of companies, hold. Companies that do not report COVID-19 cases, free labor testing, and so on to protect the health of incoming employees.
Meanwhile, the Laguna LGU has pledged several measures to prevent the virus. Such as random checking on shuttle buses picking up and delivering workers in the province, inspection and coordination by the City. Health Office to companies and factories with high cases of COVID-19, and others.
Barangay in Paco, Manila to undergo ‘total lockdown’
MANILA – Barangay 815, Paco, Manila is “total lockdown” from Saturday to Sunday due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the area.
No one will be allowed to leave their house even if they are working. Affected employees are advised to go to the barangay hall to be given certification for their workplace.
Frontliners and medical health workers resident of Brgy. Only 815 can leave the house.
Until Sunday, all shops in the said barangay are closed.
According to the leadership of 815, they will conduct contact tracing in the area to find out those who met those who tested positive for COVID-19 .
Navotas Fish Port temporarily closed for general cleaning, disinfection.
MANILA – The Navotas Fish Port (NCFP) market halls will be temporarily closed from Saturday,August 1. To allow for monthly general cleaning and disinfection at the port.
Market halls will be closed 1 to 5, from 1 pm Saturday to 1 pm Sunday.
The NCFP leadership invites vendors in the said area to participate by cleaning their stalls.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the city has been recorded at about 1,898. According to the latest update from the local government. There are 905 of them active COVID-19 cases.
As many as 900 people recovered from the disease, while 93 died.