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Chynna Ortaleza, Elisse Joson, Gino Quillamor, Kim Chiu, netizens afraid of GCQ

Filipinos in fear as the whole country is moving on GCQ

Areas, where the majority of COVID-19 cases are still rising, are already shifting to General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

Movements and transportation are still limited, yet more people are allowed to go out compared to ECQ.

Malacañang officially announced on May 28, that we are now ready for a more relaxed community quarantine from June 1 to June 15. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque stated that IATF recommended the shift of MECQ to GCQ since care capacity has improved. But he reiterated that the situation will still depend on the cooperation of Filipinos on the new health protocols.

He said, “NCR is ready (based) from the data we’ve seen but that really depends on the cooperation of everyone.

“Lilinawin ko lang po, kahit anong anunsyo ng Presidente mamayang gabi pupwede po tayong bumalik sa ECQ muli kung ang datos ay magpapakita na mabilis na naman ang doubling rate. Kooperasyon po,” he added.

Together with the government crisis communication center ‘Laging Handa PH’people are continuously reminded of the implemented guidelines. Physical distancing and mandatory wearing of protective equipment are mandatory.

Despite the assuring words of the leaders, citizens still have doubts about whether we are truly ready for the transition. Some approve of the decision since for them taking the risk is better than waiting while some think that the country is not yet fully capable of addressing the pandemic.

Many artists also expressed their fear of the shift. Chynna Ortaleza tweeted her concern regarding a possible increase in COVID-19 cases when the lockdown is lifted.

Elisse Joson, on the other hand, is unsure of her feelings towards the declaration of GCQ and asked for the opinion with netizens.

DJ Gino Quillamor sarcastically called it GLCQ ‘Good luck community quarantine.’

Kim Chiu is getting ready GCQ but remained cautious.

Many other netizens shared their fears on social media. Here are some of their thoughts:

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