Public advisory: Philippines President Duterte announces MECQ in effect again in Metro Manila

Today, August 3, 2020 as of 12am. President Duterte announces and approves MECQ to Metro Manila and other selected provinces such as Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.

Here’s a reference infographics (c/o IATF) that outlines the main policies under MECQ

Photo credit to IATF

Primarily, the decision of the president came after the requests from the Philippine Doctors/Physicians group to have MECQ back in effect because of still increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients and they are worried that the health system from all over the country may fail if the numbers will not stop rising.