President Rodrigo Duterte said Metro Manila will remain under General Community Quarantine starting August 1.
The decision was reached Thursday evening, hours after the Department of Health reported the country's highest single-day tally of new cases at 3,954 since the pandemic began.
Aside from Metro Manila, other areas that will be under GCQ are as follows:
-Lapu-Lapu City -Mandaue (City) and
The rest of the country will be under Modified GCQ.
Malacañang earlier warned lockdown protocols could be upgraded to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine if cases breach the 85,000 estimate of UP experts by Aug. 1.
By July 29, the country's total number of cases already stood at 85,486. As of yesterday, the figure rose to 89,374.