IATF OKs 30% church capacity in Metro Manila, GCQ areas

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:15:55 +0000

THE Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the recommendation of Metro Manila mayors to increase to 30 percent the church capacity in Metro Manila. “Pinayagan na ang religious gatherings sa mga lugar sa ilalim ng GCQ na hanggang 30 percent of the seating or venue capacity sa dating […]

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Decline of Covid cases ‘not significant’ – Duque  

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 04:27:49 +0000

Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Monday said that coronavirus cases are on a downward trend but the decline was not “significant .” “We would like a downward trajectory more than the flattening of the curve. It is the goal. We are not going for zero Covid cases, the two important goals are to manage the case […]

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Valenzuela, Navotas cancel Christmas parties

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 05:56:39 +0000

The mayors of the cities of Valenzuela and Navotas have cancelled Christmas parties for employees, saying the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) prohibits mass gathering amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Navotas Mayor Tobias ‘Toby’ Tiangco and Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian said it would be “unreasonable” to allow the holding of parties while most Filipinos are experiencing hardships […]

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Change in quarantine status not certain yet – DOH  

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:56:48 +0000

The Department of Health on Monday said “nothing is certain” on the possible change of quarantine status in Metro Manila next month despite the decline in the number of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. Dr. Anthony Leachon, former vice chairman of the Inter-Agency Task Force,  and the UP Octa Research team earlier proposed the extension of the […]

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Motorcyle barriers scrapped for housemates — Eleazar

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 05:43:17 +0000

MOTORCYCLE barriers are no longer required for riders living in the same house in areas under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said on Wednesday. The National Task Force (NTF) on Covid-19 approved the transition protocol on motorcycle back-riding, and will be implemented starting today, August 19. However, riders not living in […]

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All the President’s men tapped to boost support in high-risk Covid areas

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:16:38 +0000

THE government’s task force against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has designated President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet to Metro Manila cities and other areas with high virus transmission to “provide stronger support” in its pandemic response. The latest order, which was contained in Resolution 62 approved by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious […]

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Frontliners urge govt: Go back to ECQ

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 05:52:43 +0000

MORE than 40 medical societies in the country, led by the Philippine Medical Association, called on the government to go back to a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, as cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) continue to rise. In an open letter, Dr.Jose Santiago, PMA President, has asked President Rodrigo Duterte, National Task […]

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Gyms, drive-in cinemas, internet shops allowed to reopen in GCQ areas

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 03:40:44 +0000

TRADE and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved DTI’s proposal to allow the reopening of more sectors in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Lopez, in a Viber message to reporters on Wednesday, confirmed that the IATF allowed the reopening of internet shops, […]

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Govt temporarily suspends non-essential travel of Filipinos

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 07:03:38 +0000

THE Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has temporarily suspended non-essential travel of Filipinos abroad, Malacañang said on Thursday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the decision to return restrictions on non-essential outbound travel was reached after only one insurance company agreed to adhere to the conditions to cover rebooking, accommodation expenses […]

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IATF gives nod, PBA can drill

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:18:50 +0000

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) can now hold “conditioning” practices after almost four months of being shut down by the coronavirus. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) had approved the PBA’s request to resume at least conditioning drills. Roque delivered the good news […]

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