The majority of Ilocos Norte will be placed under general community quarantine starting Wednesday, September 15, after a significant downtrend in fresh COVID-19 cases.
According to the provincial government, all towns except from Laoag City, Batac City, Bangui, Burgos, and Marcos will be under the least strict quarantine status.
Under GCQ, leisure travel among local residents of the province is now allowed. However, the public is still encouraged to use the SafePass app for contact tracing purposes. The government also emphasized that standard health protocol will still be in place.