The Palace warned the public that stricter lockdown measures may return along with the use of quarantine passes, limited business operations, and suspended public transportation if the National Capital Region (NCR) will be placed under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) next month.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that public transportation might be completely halted again, forcing the public to stay at home and prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
“If the case doubling rate reaches seven days or more, the area will stay under GCQ. But if the rate doubles within a week, it’s possible to shift to MECQ,” he said.
As of writing, the Philippines has 78,412 COVID-19 cases with 50,763 active infections, 25,752 recoveries, and 1,897 deaths.