27 May 2020 – IATF updates regional risk levels, quarantine rules updated

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: IATF

Overview: IATF submitted its latest risk-level classifications for all geographic regions of the Philippines based on the latest recommendaitons of the IATF sub-Technical Working Group on Data Analytics, for the period begining June 01, 2020 until June 15, 2020:

1) The following administrative regions shall be placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) (classified as low-risk areas)
– For Luzon: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Regions I, IV-B,and V
– For Visayas: Regions VI and VIII
– For Mindanao: Regions IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

2) The following regions/provinces/cities shall be placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) (classified as moderate-risk areas)
– For Luzon: Baguio City, Pangasinan Province, Regions II, III, and and IV-A
– For Visayas: Iloilo City and Region VII
– For Mindanao: Zamboanga City and Davao City

3) Metro Manila (classified as high-to-modrate risk area) shall be placed under GCQ as well. However, high-risk area barangays (villages) located within Metro Manila shall be subjected to modified quarantine rules.

4) Cebu City (classified as high-risk area) shall remain uner Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)

Full details here: https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF-Resolution-No.-40.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: On 30 March 2020, the IATF created a sub-technical working group to develop a science-based approach in determining whether the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) should be lifted or extended by defining the parameters in assessing the Philippine’s COVID-19 situation.

On April 30, 2020, Executive Order No. 112 was issued to implement ECQ in high-risk geographic areas of the Philippines and adopting the Omnibus Guidelines on the implementation of community quarantine in the Philippines. with the latest omnibus guidelines updated and submitted to the public on May 23, 2020.

On May 27, 2020 the Department of Health reported a total of 15,049 confirmed cases in the Philippines/