Metro Manila mayors recommend 3 scenarios after May 15

By JOAHNA LEI CASILAO, GMA News

The Metro Manila Council will recommend to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases three scenarios after the second extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ends on May 15.

According to Ralph Obina’s Saturday report on Super Radyo dzBB, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said one of their three recommendations is the extension of the ECQ for up to two weeks, or until the end of May.

The second recommendation is for the government to move Metro Manila from ECQ to a general community quarantine (GCQ).

Meanwhile, the third option is a modified combination of an ECQ and a GCQ.

Garcia said areas with a high number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases will remain under ECQ, while areas with a low number of cases will be placed under GCQ.

The MMDA official assured that the metro mayors are ready to comply with the decision of the IATF.

The MMC is the governing board and policy-making body of the MMDA, and is composed of mayors of all the cities and municipalities in Metro Manila. -MDM, GMA News

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