Enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), or the Philippines’ strictest lockdown, is now in effect in Metro Manila, Laguna, Iloilo City, and Cagayan de Oro City.
By now, the ECQ is all too familiar for the millions of residents who’d experienced it two other times. But the government has tweaked quarantine restrictions over the past year.
Which establishments are open at this time? The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Saturday, August 7, released guidelines on how much capacity establishments can operate during ECQ.
The following business establishments and activities can open at full (100%) on-site capacity during ECQ:
Media organizations may observe an on-site capacity of up to 50%.
During ECQ, these establishments and services must operate at a skeletal on-site capacity:
These industries and establishments are not allowed to conduct on-site operations during the ECQ period:Must Read
You can read the DTI’s full guidelines here. It includes information on which businesses can open when restrictions loosen up again:
– Michelle Abad/Rappler.com