Quarantine passes will be required once again in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal as these areas shift back to modified enhanced community quarantine.

Interior Department Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya confirmed on Monday this is necessary again starting Tuesday.

Quarantine passes are required in ECQ and MECQ areas to limit the people allowed to go out. Only one pass is issued per household so they can purchase food and medicine.

When asked if residents need to obtain new quarantine passes or if they can use the old ones, Malaya said local executives will hold a meeting to decide on this.

However, San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said barangay captains will issue new passes.

President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal under a two-week modified ECQ from midnight of Aug. 4 until August 18 following the appeal of healthcare workers. Other parts of the country are under a more relaxed general community quarantine or modified GCQ.

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