LIVESTREAM: Duterte addresses the nation June 30 on ECQ, GCQ fate

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the nation Tuesday night, June 30, to announce new community quarantine classifications to slow down the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Duterte addresses the nation June 30 on ECQ, GCQ fate
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). Photo Credit: PCOO

This was confirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a virtual press briefing on Tuesday.

The new quarantine protocols are expected to be implemented starting July 1.

Will the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases extend general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila and the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City?

UPDATE: Duterte extends ECQ in Cebu City, GCQ in Metro Manila

Roque also warned the public not to believe on circulating messages on new classifications and just wait for the President’s announcement.

"Ang mga kasagutan ay maririnig n'yo po mismo kay Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Kaya huwag po tayo maniniwala sa 'fake news', hintayin nalang po natin ang kanyang announcement," Roque said.

LIVESTREAM: President Rodrigo Duterte's address (June 30, 2020)

Kumusta Po Mahal Kong Kababayan? | President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Meeting on COVID-19 Concerns and Talk to the People on COVID-19
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to his fellow kababayans and announces the updated quarantine status of cities and provinces as the country continues to battle the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pursues efforts towards economic recovery.

Following the recommendations set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in a meeting presided by the President, the new quarantine measures shall take effect on July 1-15, 2020.

President Duterte reiterates the need to follow the minimum health standards such as social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing of masks. He also calls for cooperation and support in overcoming the challenges brought by the pandemic.


Posted by Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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IATF earlier said that no areas in the country will transition to new normal in the coming days to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The IATF had a long deliberation on Monday to revisit strategies in combating COVID-19 to ensure that there is a balance between health and economy.

"Ang importante, mabuksan ang ekonomiya para makabangon na tayo from lockdown," Roque said.

Another recommendation of the IATF is to boost confidence of people to go back to work and restore consumption demand.

Testing strategy shall be expanded to include other segments of the population.

The government is also planning to consult the local units on moving up the economy of Region III, Region IV-A and NCR.

As of June 30, the Philippines has logged 37,514 cases of novel coronavirus along with a death toll 1,266 and 10,233 total recoveries.

— The Summit Express

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