MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) once again suspends coding scheme in Metro Manila, Calabarzon and nearby provinces due to Covid-19 quarantine classification of the region.
The suspension will cover July 12 to July 16, 2021 except for the City of Makati.
The City of Makati will only allowed coding vehicle to use major roads if the driver is not alone inside his/her vehicle. Which means, you need at least 2 person inside the vehicle to be able to be exempted in Makati’s coding scheme.
Truck ban will still be implemented accordingly as per MMDA.
The Department of Health on Sunday said 5,916 more Filipinos contracted the COVID-19, bringing the country’s total to 1,473,025.
Today’s numbers saw active cases down by 276 from July 10’s 49,968. DOH added that three laboratories failed to submit testing results.
Active cases: 49,701 or 3.4% of the total
Recoveries: 6,127, bringing the number to 1,397,403
Deaths: 105, or now 25,921 in total
Some 348 OFWs returned to Manila from the United Arab Emirates. It was part of repatriation efforts from countries that the Philippines ordered a travel restriction to keep away variants of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Vice President Leni Robredo urged government to declare a crisis on education to respond to students and teachers’ concerns in learning amid the pandemic.
The IATF on Thursday, July 8, 2021, allowed children, ages 5 and above, under the risk classification of Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ), except those under heightened restrictions, to go outdoor areas only. Which means, kids are still not allowed inside the malls.
Outdoor areas shall be limited to parks, plygrounds, beaches, biking and hiking trails, outdoor tourist sites and attractions as may be defined by the Department of Tourism, outdoor non-contact sports courts and venues, and al-fresco dining establishments in previously mentioned areas.
Reporting by Irvin Chua