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City in Isabela province reverts to ECQ as COVID-19 cases surge

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 06:28 PM October 16, 2020

CITY OF ILAGAN–The city reverted to the stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for 14 days starting on Friday (Oct. 16) in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to officials.

Mayor Josemarie Diaz announced the new community quarantine status after he led the city’s emergency inter-agency meeting at the Ilagan Community Center here.

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“We are compelled to do it to contain the spread of the virus,” said the mayor. He said residents will receive relief goods during the lockdown.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the city rose to 331 as of Friday. The city had been on modified ECQ which already lapsed.

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At least 55 of 91 villages in the city have COVID-19 cases.

In Isabela province, the number of COVID-19 cases has reached 387. At least 49 of the cases are new ones.

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