Duterte to announce new community quarantine status on Tuesday

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to announce new community quarantine measures on Tuesday, the day his previous order expires.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed this during his regular media briefing on Monday.

Duterte usually addresses the nation on Mondays, although some taped speeches air the next day due to time constraints. But this week, the President will meet with the COVID-19 task force and record his speech on Tuesday.

The community quarantine over the country — which placed Cebu City under enhanced community quarantine, Metro Manila under general community quarantine, and all other parts of the country under modified GCQ — is set to end on June 30.

Roque previously said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the policy-making body in the government's fight against the coronavirus disease, has informed local government units of their recommendations so they can appeal before Duterte announces his decision.