People aged 10 to 65 now allowed to go out in MGCQ areas

Malacañang announced Friday that individuals aged 10 years to 65 are now allowed to go out in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

“Any person below ten (10) years old and those who are over sixty-five years of age shall be required to remain in their residence at all times,” presidential spokesperson Harry said.

According to Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), the new age restrictions for MGCQ areas would begin on February 1.

“Local government units (LGUs), on the other hand, are enjoined to adopt the same relaxation of age-restrictions for areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ),” Roque also said.

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People aged 10 to 65 now allowed to go out in MGCQ areas

The IATF approved the recommendation to relax age restrictions in MGCQ areas during its 95th meeting.

Also approved in the meeting was the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19, which, according to Roque, “shall serve as guide for vaccination implementers, such as the LGUs.”

The government’s policy-making body in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic also approved the request of the Professional Regulation Commission to continue licensure examinations for professionals scheduled for January to March 2021.

As of January 21, 2021, the Department of Health recorded 1,783 new cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, 500 recovered and 74 died.
Of the total number of cases recorded in the country, 5.9% (30,126) were active cases, 92.1% (467,475) were cured, and 1.99% (10,116) died.