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Iloilo City placed under MECQ from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9

/ 09:38 PM September 24, 2020

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MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on Thursday decided to place Iloilo City under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) for 15 days amid the COVID-19 crisis.

In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who is also IATF’s official mouthpiece, said the duration of the modified lockdown would be from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9.

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According to Department of Health data, there are 2,136 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city, of which, 1,467 or 68.7% have recovered.

Earlier, the Iloilo City government imposed a total lockdown in 13 barangays after it recorded than 600 new coronavirus cases in just one week. [ac]

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