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Quezon City issues guidelines on modified enhanced community quarantine implementation

The Quezon City government on Friday issued guidelines for implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine that will start on May 16.

In a memorandum issued on Friday, May 15, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said  that mass gatherings are still prohibited, such as but not limited to movie screenings, concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment activities, community assemblies, religious gatherings and non-essential work gatherings.

Physical classes in all schools are also suspended, however, such schools may provide virtual learning classes where students can attend remotely from their homes.

Public transportation is also suspended except for tricycles. However, permitted establishments may operate point-to-point private transport services or shuttles for their employees, or for the same purpose hire for their exclusive use public utility buses, public utility jeepneys, or high occupancy vehicles, provided that passengers must comply with safe distancing.

Home quarantine is still observed in all households, and the movement of residents shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services, and going to work in (and returning home from) any permitted establishment.

For those going to work in a permitted establishment, the resident's company ID will be deemed sufficient for passage through any checkpoints.

As an "exception" to home quarantine, limited outdoor activities are also allowed, including walking, jogging and bicycling, provided that persons must continue to wear face masks and continue to observe social distancing.

The city government meanwhile will remain on skeletal workforce arrangements except for frontline services. —LDF, GMA News