Cotabato City placed under ‘stricter’ GCQ, says Mayor Sayadi


The Cotabato City Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19 led by Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi has placed the city under “stricter” general community quarantine (GCQ) during the whole month of June.

Under the stricter GCQ, the local chief executive said residents below 18 years old and more than 65 years old, especially those vulnerable and with comorbidities, should remain in their houses at all times, except for obtaining essential goods and services and for work.

Religious gatherings and other essential activities are allowed up to 30 percent capacity of the venue, which may be increased to 50 percent by concerned local government units, Sayadi said.

She said residents are barred from engaging on non-essential movement during the mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Businesses and public transportation will continue to operate at full capacity, with the strict observance of the minimum health standards, the mayor added.