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MECQ stricter, residents warned

Under the so-called ‘tiny bubbles,’ each of the 17 Metro LGU has control points to guard against unnecessary cross-border travel......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneAug 22nd, 2021

Millions more face English virus restrictions as cases spiral

Millions more people in northern England face stricter coronavirus rules next week, officials said Friday, as reports suggested the government is considering a nationwide lockdown. A digital display shows NHS health advice on the coronavirus in Leeds on October 30, 2020. – West Yorkshire is to be placed under tier three Covid restrictions from November 2, 2020, the strictest level of rules. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) From Monday, nearly 2.4 million residents in five districts of West Yorkshire, including in the city of Leeds, will be barred from socialising with other households indoors. Pubs and bars not serving “substantial meals” must close, alongside casinos and betting shops, while people have also been told to avoid unnecessary travel. The Department of Health said the measures were needed as infection rates in West Yorkshire were among the highest in the country and rising rapidly. The Times reported Friday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was considering a return to a national lockdown to battle the surge. Johnson was expected to hold a press conference on Monday to announce new restrictions, which would close everything except “essential shops”, schools and universities, the paper said, quoting a government source. In its weekly study of Covid-19 prevalence, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people with the virus had increased to around one in 100 nationwide. “There has been growth in all age groups over the past two weeks; older teenagers and young adults continue to have the highest current rates while rates appear to be steeply increasing among secondary school children,” it said. The country’s official science advisory panel warned in a report published Friday that the virus was spreading “significantly” faster and that hospitalisations were rising at a higher rate through England than its predicted “worst-case” scenario drawn up in July. The report said that in mid-October, shortly before new local rules were introduced, around four times as many people were catching Covid than anticipated in the July report. That study warned that 85,000 more people could die during the winter wave. West Yorkshire’s imminent restrictions are the latest step in the UK government’s localised response to the surging transmission, which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. More than 11 million people — about a fifth of England’s population — will be under the tightest measures from next week. Most of the areas in the “very high” category of the government’s three-tier Covid alert system are in northern and central parts of the country. Nottingham became the latest city to enter the highest tier Friday. On Thursday night, young people took to the streets in fancy dress and drank in large groups before a ban on alcohol sales in shops came into force at 2100 GMT. – ‘Targeted’ – The pandemic has hit Britain harder than any other country in Europe, with more than 45,000 people having died within 28 days of testing positive. Case rates are spiralling again after a lull, tracking the situation elsewhere on the continent. England is seeing nearly 52,000 new cases daily, a 47 percent weekly rise, according to the ONS, which conducts its analysis of households with the help of several universities and health bodies, and excludes people in hospitals and care homes.  Britain’s European neighbours and the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reimposed partial lockdowns to try to cut infection rates. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Friday the government would continue its “targeted and focused” strategy of local restrictions in virus hotspots. “The arbitrariness of a blanket approach would be far worse than the effects of trying to be as targeted as possible,” he said. Meanwhile, a new study reported Friday that a Covid-19 variant originating in Spanish farm workers has spread rapidly throughout Europe in recent months and now accounts for most cases in Britain. The variant — called 20A.EU1 — is thought to have been spread from northeastern Spain by people returning from holidays there, according to the study, which is awaiting peer review in a medical journal. There is currently no evidence that the strain spreads faster or impacts illness severity and immunity......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

MGCQ halts public transport, restricts movements

Stricter health measures will be imposed by the government in Metro Manila and other provinces placed under a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting Tuesday (Aug. 4), including the suspension of public transportation, quarantine passes for residents and closure of nonessential establishments, Malacanang said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

Quezon City jabbed 493K during ECQ

Quezon City reported administering 493,000 vaccines to its residents and workers during the implementation of the stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from 6 to 20 August this year. Of the number, 415,823 served as first doses while the remaining 77,077 were administered as second doses in the A1 to A5 priority groups under the QC […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Mandaue adopts stricter protocols in bid to curb COVID-19 transmissions

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government has implemented stricter protocols in a bid to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Jonas Cortes on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, issued Executive Order no. 27 series of 2021 enforcing a heightened state of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). The EO took effect immediately and will […] The post Mandaue adopts stricter protocols in bid to curb COVID-19 transmissions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Stricter MECQ for 11 areas in Cebu province

Stricter MECQ for 11 areas in Cebu province.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

A worker shares woes as Cavite returns to stricter lockdown

On August 5, the Philippine government’s pandemic response team put the province of Cavite under MECQ from Aug. 6 to 15. This is part of the supposed efforts of the national government to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19, particularly its more transmissible and deadlier Delta variant. The post A worker shares woes as Cavite returns to stricter lockdown appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Amid crackdown, Biden offers safe haven to Hong Kongers in US

Australia’s hope of returning to “COVID zero” suffered a fresh blow Friday, as Sydney reported another record number of new infections and authorities warned residents to brace for worse to come......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

3 provinces escalate from GCQ to MECQ

The provinces of Laguna, Aklan, and Apayao reverted to a stricter lockdown classification due to the rising number of coronavirus infections. Presidential spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque announced Sunday that the three provinces, previously placed under general community quarantine (GCQ), were reclassified to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from 1 August, Sunday, until 15 August. Cebu […] The post 3 provinces escalate from GCQ to MECQ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Voters registration suspended while Cebu is under MECQ

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Voters registration in Cebu is suspended from August 1 to 15 as the island-province transitioned to a stricter community quarantine status. The Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec – Cebu) issued a memorandum, dated July 30, 2021, directing all election offices here to suspend voters registration in their respective localities, citing […] The post Voters registration suspended while Cebu is under MECQ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

MECQ Cebu City: Public transport, free movement remains, no quarantine pass

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents can still move freely within Cebu Island, albeit only for work and essential purposes. The Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Cebu City from August 1 to 15, 2021, will not affect public transport or intercity movement. Quarantine passes will also not be needed during the day although […] The post MECQ Cebu City: Public transport, free movement remains, no quarantine pass appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Pateros residents not wearing mask, shield face arrest

The municipal government of Pateros yesterday warned residents of arrest if they are caught outdoors without face masks or shields......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Not wanting to go back to ECQ, Cebu City to reimpose restrictions for 1 month

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Residents in Cebu City are told to brace themselves as local officials will be reintroducing restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Acting City Mayor Michael Rama announced that the city government is set to issue another Executive Order (EO) which will reinstate several stricter health protocols for one month. “I’m […] The post Not wanting to go back to ECQ, Cebu City to reimpose restrictions for 1 month appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Fabian intensifies; flood alert raised

The state weather bureau warned residents of western Luzon yesterday of possible floods and landslides due to monsoon rains triggered by severe Tropical Storm Fabian and another storm outside the Philippine area of responsibility......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

2 Ilocos towns under MECQ

Two more municipalities in Ilocos Sur were placed under a stricter modified enhanced community quarantine from yesterday to July 18 due to escalating COVID cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

CdeO hotels lose millions in bookings due to MECQ

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 01 July) – Just days after the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) was extended here, hoteliers complained of losing millions of pesos in cancelled bookings. Amy Saniel, manager of an upscale hotel here said clients have cancelled their bookings they made for July 1 to 15 after the National […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

Iligan police warns public on fake 1,000-peso bills

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 03 July) – Residents and business establishments, beware: there are fake 1,000-pesos bills circulating here, the Iligan City Police Office  warned. Police Colonel Rolando Cuya Jr.,   Iligan City Police Director told MindaNews on Saturday that a worker of a food business establishment in the poblacion allegedly received a fake 1,000 bill paid by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

NCR Plus: Metro Manila, 6 neighboring provinces stay under GCQ till July 15

Metro Manila and its close provinces will remain under general community quarantine with restrictions starting July 1 till July 15, areas in 12 other regions will be observing the stricter "modified enhanced community quarantine" or MECQ......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

Belmonte warns vaccine registration app developer

The Quezon City government yesterday warned the company that developed its online vaccine registration system to fix the technical glitches that prevented residents from signing up for COVID-19 vaccination or face charges......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Davao City to be placed under MECQ beginning June 5

Davao City will revert to the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine beginning June 5, Malacañang announced Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Hong Kong plans to get rid of millions of Covid vaccines; Residents don’t want to take them

Hong Kong I get dosed Vaccines against Covid-19 A local authority warned on Tuesday that its expiration date is nearing and very few people have.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021