- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque called on the public to cooperate with authorities as the country shifts to a more relaxed quarantine beginning June 1
- He said that while the vaccine for COVID is yet to be developed, it is important to follow quarantine protocols like wearing face masks and observing physical distancing
- Roque added he hopes that the sacrifices made by everyone in the past months won’t be put to waste
The Palace is calling on the public to cooperate with authorities by observing quarantine protocols as the country shifts to a more relaxed quarantine starting tomorrow, June 1.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said they need the concerted efforts of everyone in order win against COVID-19
“The sacrifices of our people in the past 70 or so days are laudable and we must not put these to naught. It may be difficult for some, especially those who will physically report [to work], but we live in extraordinary times and situation,” Roque said in a statement on Sunday.
Since there is no vaccine for COVID-19 yet, he reminded the public of the importance of observing minimum public health standards to keep themselves and their loved ones free from the virus. “As more sectors and industries begin to operate, let us continue cooperating with authorities in enforcing quarantine protocols,” he said.
Wearing face masks and shields, observing physical distancing, and staying at home if needed will help the nation heal as one.
Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Central Visayas, Zamboanga City, Davao City, Cebu City and Mandaue City will be placed to GCQ from June 1 to 15. People’s movement, public transportation, and operations of some industries are still limited in these areas.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country will be shifting to MGCQ, the transition phase between GCQ and the so called “new normal.”
As of Saturday, there are 17,224 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.