Circuit Breaker Lockdown Fake News Went Viral Online

A controversial social media post and text message  circulating online regarding an announcement about a Circuit Breaker Lockdown caused some panic among netizens but according to the Department of Health, the said lockdown was indeed fake news. 


Various social media pages managed by some individuals posted an alleged circuit breaker lockdown-style-Enhanced Community Quarantine starting August 1, 2021 until August 7, 2021, identifying some of the provinces and cities involved. 


One of the pages who shared the information regarding the alleged new quarantine classification is the popular Artista Page, Yam Concepcion with more than 400K followers on Facebook, causing some panicked to individuals and shared it with their friends. 

Due to the virality of the said information shared by thousands of Facebook users and some of them forwarded the message through text messaging, the Department of Health released an official advisory warning the general public not to share the fake information. 

According to the Department of Health (DOH) there is no announcement yet on the new quarantine classification of Metro Manila and other areas including Cebu City and Cebu Province. 

The health agency also reminds the public not to share unverified information to avoid panic. 


Here's the Viral Post About the Circuit Breaker Lockdown:

Circuit Breaker Lockdown-style–Enhanced Community Quarantine (August 1, 2021 at 12:00:00 AM or 00:00:00 to August 7, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM):

* Metro Manila (except Valuenzuela City)

* Cainta, Rodriguez and San Mateo, Rizal

* Cebu Province

* Cebu City

* Lapu-Lapu City

* Mandaue City

* Iloilo Province

* Iloilo City

* Guimaras 

* Davao City

* Davao Del Sur

* Davao Occidental

* Misamis Oriental

* Misamis Occidental

* Camiguin 

* Bukidnon

* Cagayan De Oro City


Circuit Breaker Lockdown-style–Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (August 1, 2021 at 12:00:00 AM to August 14, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM):

* Rest of Rizal Province

* Bulacan

* Valenzuela City

* Aurora Province

* Quezon

* Marinduque

* Lucena City

* Laguna

* Cavite

* Bataan

* Antique

* Capiz

* Aklan

* Romblon

* Negros Occidental 

* Negros Oriental

* Siquijor

* Bacolod City

* Bohol

* Davao Del Norte

* Davao De Oro

* Davao Oriental


* Cotabato

* South Cotabato

* Maguindanao

* Sultan Kudarat

* Saranggani

* Cotabato City

* General Santos City

* Agusan Del Norte

* Agusan Del Sur

* Butuan City

* Lanao Del Norte

* Lanao Del Sur

* Zamboanga Del Norte

* Zamboanga Del Sur

* Zamboanga Sibugay

* Zamboanga City

Circuit Breaker Lockdown-style–General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restrictions (August 1, 2021 at 12:00:00 AM to August 14, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM):

* Rest of the Philippines

Source: DOH / Facebook 

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