On June 25, CALABARZON Regional Inter-agency Task Force (RIATF) recommended to Tanauan City Mayor to declare some areas in the city as critical zones effective until June 30 to stop spread of infecton to the 173,366 population of Tanauan City as of 2015. The recommended critical zones are Purok 4B in Barangay Luyos, 1 house in Barangay Poblacion 2 and 1 house in Barangay Darasa in Tanauan City. Purok 4B has 3 cluster of COVID-19 cases in 3 different houses, the house in Barangay Poblacion 2 has 2 cases and the house in Barangay Darasa has 1 case that all met the parameters set in Memorandum Circular 2020-02 on operationalization of the zoning containment strategy.

Barangay Balesin Island in Polillo, Quezon was placed under MGCQ starting June 25 upon the request of the Provincial Government of Quezon. The island which depends solely on tourism was severely affected by the community quarantine imposed on the entire CALABARZON region although it does not have a single active case. With lesser restrictions in MGCQ, the island resorts are expected to recover together with tourism-related economic activities in the Island.

Alan T. Del Socorro, NEDA Region IV-A| July 02, 2020