By Azer Parrocha, June 1, 2020, 4:22 pm

Malacañang said on June 1 all residents living in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) will be allowed to leave their homes as long as they observe minimum health standards.

Minimum public health standards refer to guidelines set by the Department of Health (DOH) and sector-relevant guidelines issued by the government agencies to aid all sectors in implementing non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ Resolution No. 41 allows everyone to leave their homes provided they wear face masks and practice physical distancing among other health and safety precautions.

He said the elderly, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidities, or other health risks, pregnant women, and the youth are still prohibited from going out in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ).