Quezon province returns to GCQ

August 15, 2020

LUCENA City -- Due to fast-increasing number of Covid-19 cases and widespread community transmission in the towns and cities, Quezon province was reverted to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) status effective today.

In his public announcement, Quezon Gov. Danilo Suarez said what is happening lately in the province is alarming since it was placed in a more relaxed quarantine status, referring to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) last July 1.

Suarez said under GCQ, a localized lockdown can be done in selected towns or barangays with high number of Covid-19 cases.

“What is more alarming is the fact that more frontliners, especially the health care workers and uniformed personnel, have been infected by the virus that may eventually cause a more serious problem,” the governor said.

With the GCQ status,  Suarez  said they will again be implementing stricter guidelines and health protocols of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF).

This city, however, remains under MGCQ.

As of 4 p.m. yesterday, Quezon has 643 Covid cases, with 289 recoveries, 21 deaths, and 333 active cases.