You can't go out of your house if you're not part of this list

Updated Apr 21, 2020 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates
As much as possible, let’s all follow the imposed quarantine for our own good.

On March 17, 2020, an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) has been implemented by the Philippine government. This means that the movement of the population in the entirety of Luzon is restricted.

As of now, the official lifting date of the ECQ is April 30, 2020.

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However, reports are saying that the lockdown may further extend by two weeks in order to avoid losing all the efforts made to contain COVID-19 in the country. This raises the question, “who exactly is allowed to go outside?”

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) addressed that question by releasing an official list as to who are the only persons allowed during the Luzon-wide ECQ period to leave their homes.

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This list is based on the Joint Task Force Coronavirus Shield’s guidelines.

1. DOH officials

2. PRC vehicles bearing the Red Cross Logo and Staff with Red Cross IDs

3. Core Staff from WHO

4. Doctors (including their drivers)

5. Hospital/Medical Staff and Employees

6. Private Care Givers

7. Department of the Interior and Local Government personnel

8. Bureau of Fire Protection personnel

9. Governor

10. Department of Social Welfare and Development personnel

11. Brgy Health Emergency Response Team

12. LGU officials

13. Brgy Officials and Tanods

14. Law Enforcement Agency Personnel (including Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, National Bureau of Investigation, Office for Transportation Security, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Immigrations, and Philippine Ports Authority)

15. MMDA personnel

16. Company Security Officers and Guards

17. Bank Employees (including technical service and provider crew)

18. Armored Vehicle Crew

19. Money transfer service employee

20. Public market vendors

21. Pharmacists

22. Food Chain, Restaurant, and Carinderia staff and crew

23. Funeral service employee

24. Immediate family of deceased

25. Officiating religious Ministers

26. Delivery personnel of cargoes (maximum of 3 including the driver)

27. Food, medicine, medical products, hygiene product, and other basic necessities distributors

28. Logistics/Warehouse establishments’ employees

29. Telecommunication key officials and employees

30. Energy company employees

31. Exploration, coal operation, and trading employees

32. Employees and Delivery Drivers of:

  • Third-party contractors
  • Petroleum Tanker Drivers
  • Gasoline Attendants

33. Water company key officials and employees

34. Toxic Garbage/Waste Collectors and Drivers

35. Senators and congressmen with their CoS

36. Dept. Secretaries, USEC, ASEC, and Bureau Directors

37. Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman

38. Justices of SC, CA, CTA, and Sandigan Bayan

39. Judges and Prosecutors

40. Local Chief Executives

41. BPO and Export-Oriented Business personnel

42. Transportation facilities employees (i.e. MRT, LRT, PNR, Airport, and Toll facilities)

43. Foreign Mission heads, personnel, and staff

44. Hotel employees and tenants (who have existing booking accommodations as of March 17, 2020)

45. Executive Branch Capital Market personnel

46. International passengers and drivers

47. Airline pilot and crew

48. Civil Aviation related services personnel

49. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines personnel

50. Airport personnel

51. Civil Aeronautics Board personnel

52. Distressed OFWs

53. Ship Captain and Crew

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