The new risk classification for community quarantine has been proposed and will start from 1 July.


  • Starting from 1 July, based on the recalibration of current parameters, Case Doubling Time (CDT; the number of days it takes for cases to double) and Critical Care Utilisation Rate (CUR; percentage of mechanical ventilators and isolation beds in temporary facilities and hospitals), the risk classification will be divided into three, including high-risk, moderate-risk and low-risk.

    – For High-Risk Classification: Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) if with modifiers, will be implemented
    – For Moderate-Risk Classification: General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) if with modifiers, will be implemented
    – For Low-Risk Classification: Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) will be implemented

  • The mentioned modifiers shall include social, economic, security factors, clustering of cases, health system capacity and trend of new cases.
  • In addition, the updated methodology for local government to appeal has been released.
The Resolution No.48 has approved dine-in services at restaurants for GCQ areas.


  • The Resolution No.48 has amended the Guidelines for Areas under General Community Quarantine, whereby

    – Restaurants, cafés, and bars are allowed to operate at 30% operational capacity provided that venue capacity allows for social distancing protocols and the establishments shall comply with the proper protocols issued.
    – The operation of these dine-in establishments is only allowed to operate until 09:00pm.