MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Luzon and its over 57 million people were placed on enhanced community quarantine or lockdown from March 17 to April 12 in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
Malacañang said only private establishments “providing basic necessities and such activities” are allowed to remain open during the quarantine period.
These services and establishments were ordered to adopt a skeleton workforce and observe strict physical distancing measures.
Other businesses are allowed to operate as long as employees work from home.
Retail and wholesaling
Food preparation and delivery services
(On April 7, the IATF approved the Department of Transportation's request to allow the resumption of the following:)
Business Process Outsourcing companies and export-oriented industries are also allowed to operate, as long as they strictly follow 3 measures: