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Quarantine rules in ‘perfect balance’

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The current community quarantine measures is a “perfect balance” in managing the health crisis and reopening of the economy, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

Ninety-five percent of sectors are allowed to operate as the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has reclassified some business establishments and activities from Category IV to Category III, which means these sectors are allowed to open even in general community quarantine (GCQ) areas.


Last week, theDTI issued a memorandum circular (MC) recategorizing travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services, and other related activities from Category IV to Category III.


Lopez said the DTI will issue another MC within the week encouraging companies to apply staggered shifts to spread the number of commuters in public transportation to different hours.


He said despite the reopening of economic activities, health protocols to minimize the risk of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) were not relaxed.


“This is good management that the country is doing because we don’t need to wait for the modified GCQ (MGCQ) in a way that we are gradually reopening the economy. We can reopen some sectors even under GCQ,” he said.


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