People Aged 10 To 65 Allowed To Go Out In MGCQ Zones From Feb 1
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) had given approval to allow kids from 10 years and above to adults 65 and younger to step outside and visit malls in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement on January 22.
“Pupwede na pong lumabas ang mga batang nasa edad na 10 taong gulang at senior citizens na hanggang 65 years old (Children aged 10 and above, and senior citizens aged 60 to 65 are now allowed to leave their residences),” Rogue said.
“‘Yung mga lokal na pamahalaan naman po sa mga lugar na GCQ or general community quarantine eh hinihikayat po natin na sana payagan na rin lumabas ‘yung 10 to 65. Pero uulitin ko po, desisyon pa rin po iyan ng mga lokal na pamahalaan (Local governments in GCQ zones are encouraged to also allow those aged 10 to 65 to leave their homes. However, the decision will still come from the local governments),” he said in a video aired on state-run PTV-4.
Metro Manila, Davao City, and 7 other areas are still under general community quarantine (GCQ) until January 31, while the rest of the country is under MGCQ. The quarantine classifications of cities and provinces for the month of February have yet to be announced by the task force.