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Samar gov suspends return of stranded persons

/ 04:27 PM August 24, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY –– Samar Gov. Reynolds Michael Tan has temporarily suspended the arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) as the province grapples with a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

The moratorium will start at midnight on August 25 and will end at midnight on September 24.

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Tan said he earlier sought permission from the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases for him to implement the measure to control the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the province.

As of Monday, Samar has 719 cases.

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Tan enjoined all local governments and agencies to implement the one-month moratorium.

The return of the LSIs to the provinces has been considered among the reasons COVID-19 cases have surged.

In Samar, 255 LSIs have been confirmed to have the virus.

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