RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE

Government imposed General Community Quarantine (GCQ) for Metro Manila and four nearby provinces.

MEASURES

  • On 17 August, the government announced(Resolution No. 64) that General Community Quarantine (GCQ) will be imposed in the Metro Manila and four nearby provinces, including Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan until 31 August. These areas were previously placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
  • In addition, Nueva Ecija, Batangas and Quezon provinces along with cities of Iloilo, Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, and Talisay and the municipalities of Minglanilla and Consolacion in Cebu province would also be placed under GCQ.
  • The rest of the Philippines would be put under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
  • The announced community quarantine will continue in place until 31 August.

IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Under GCQ, businesses and employees involved in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food manufacturing and food supply chain businesses (supermarkets, grocery stores, food preparation establishments for take-away & delivery only, food delivery services) are allowed to operate at full operational capacity. However, restaurants and cafes are only allowed to operate with 30% venue capacity and the operation
  • Under MGCQ, similar to GCQ, all the businesses and employees involved in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food manufacturing and food supply chain businesses (supermarkets, grocery stores, food preparation establishments for take-away & delivery only, food delivery services) to operate at full operational capacity with relaxation given to the venue capacity for restaurants. A maximum of fifty percent (50%) of seating capacity has been given to the restaurants and cafes for the operations. shall strictly adhere to the social distancing protocols.