MANILA, PHILIPPINES (ANN/INQUIRER) – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine until April 30, the interagency task force on COVID-19 announced yesterday.
“The enhanced community quarantine is hereby extended until 11:59pm, April 30,” said Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease, in a virtual briefing.
Nograles said the guidelines governing the implementation of the quarantine would remain in effect unless changed by the President.
“Provided, that all exemptions granted by the Office of the President or the IATF shall continue to be in effect for the duration of the extended ECQ. Provided further that such extension of the ECQ shall be without prejudice to the discretion of the President to relax the implementation of the ECQ in some local jurisdictions, or the granting of exemptions in favour of certain sectors, as public health considerations and food security may warrant,” he said.