MCQ vs GCQ: What’s The Difference?
Metro Manila along with Region II, Region III, Region IV-A, Albay, Pangasinan, and Davao City are set to shift from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) and be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) starting June 1. This is approved by the President last May 28 as per endorsement of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). This decision is also in line with the recommendation of all the 17 mayors of the NCR to ease the quarantine restrictions currently in place.
With all the buzzwords such as ECQ, MCQ, GCQ, etc. that we have right now, it’s easy to be confused about the guidelines and orders to follow. And with the change taking effect soon, it is imperative that we know the things that we are allowed to and not allowed to do. Below is a summary of the changes we should expect.