15
JUL
The new community quarantine classification list has been announced.
Measures
  • On 15 July, the President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) will be granted for Cebu City. At the same time, Metro Manila will remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), however, with enhanced controls in place.
  • In addition, the rest of the countries will remain under either General Community Quarantine (GCQ) or Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
  • The activities of the country will continue to be governed by the latest Omnibus Guidelines on The Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines until 31 July.
  • 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 shall strictly adhere to the social distancing protocols.
  • Under MGCQ, the abovementioned businesses are allowed 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.
  • As compared to GCQ and MGCQ, stricter restrictions are enforced for MECQ. Under MECQ, dining establishments and restaurants (only allowed to operate for take-out and delivery services) and establishments involved in the food production for alcoholic drinks are only allowed to operate at a maximum of 50% operational capacity.
  • 06
    JUL
    The government eased restrictions to travel while community quarantine continues.
    Measures
    On 6 July, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) issued the Resolution No.52 1 to announce the suspension of non-essential travels by Filipinos will be lifted.All travel restrictions relative to the outbound travel of Filipinos will be lifted. Also, the non-essential travel will subject to the following:
  • Submission of confirmed round-trip tickets for those travelling on tourist visas
  • Submission of travel and health insurance to cover any unexpected cases
  • Fulfil the respective protocols in place for destination country
  • Declaration to acknowledge the risks involved in travelling
  • Fulfil the requirements as stipulated in the Guidelines of Returning Overseas Filipinos of the National Task Force upon returning

    In addition, it was reported that 31 from 177 countries across the Asia and the Pacific, America, Europe, and Middle East/Africa have lifted the inbound border restrictions on Filipino travellers, however, the travellers shall adhere to the respective medical protocols upon arrival. At the same time, 68 countries still prohibit the entry of Filipinos to their countries, including but not limited to Haiti, France and most countries in Middle East/Africa.
  • 01
    JUL
    The new community quarantine classification list was announced.
    On 1 July, the President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) will be retained for Cebu City due to its’increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Cebu City will remain under ECQ until 15 July.
  • In addition, the rest of the countries will remain under either General Community Quarantine (GCQ) or Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). The activities of the country will continue to be governed by the latest Omnibus Guidelines on The Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines.
  • 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 shall strictly adhere to the social distancing protocols.
  • Under MGCQ, the abovementioned businesses are allowed 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.
  • As compared to GCQ and MGCQ, stricter restrictions are enforced for ECQ. Under ECQ, food preparation establishments are only allowed to operate for take-out and delivery services, and establishments involved in the food production are only allowed to operate at a maximum of 50% operational capacity, unless a higher operational capacity is authorized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
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