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Bohol extends community quarantine until April 12

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 05:47 PM March 19, 2020

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol –– Governor Arthur Yap on Thursday extended the five-day community quarantine in the province as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country refused to die down.

In his Executive Order No. 14, Yap said the community quarantine, which was supposed to end tomorrow, March 20, would continue until April 12.

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The decision was made after Yap met with the business community, civil society groups, and the One Bohol COVID-19 medical and technical team.

Yap said there was still a lack of community awareness about self-quarantine, while violation of social distancing in public areas was still prevalent.

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He said the barangay and municipal isolation units were also not ready, and that several supplies, like the personal protection equipment, were still being procured.

Test kits for COVID-19, he added, were also limited.

Edited by LZB

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