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Villages in Occidental Mindoro capital locked down after COVID-19 surge

By: - Correspondent / @mvirolaINQ
/ 07:58 PM March 16, 2021

CITY OF CALAPAN—Authorities on Tuesday (March 16) locked down at least 13 villages in Mamburao, capital of Occidental Mindoro province, following a surge in COVID-19 cases there.

Mamburao Mayor Angelina Tria requested the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) of the Mimaropa region to approve the lockdown of the villages after 19 new COVID-19 cases had been recorded in one day alone last March 15.

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A letter by Wilhelm Suyko, regional IATF chair, said two villages—Poblacion 7 ad Payompon—had been ordered placed on enhanced community quarantine. Nine other villages had been placed on modified community quarantine.

Two villages—Fatima and San Luis—had been placed on general community quarantine.

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The provincial government announced last Sunday (March 14) that the capitol would be manned a skeletal workforce starting on Monday (March 15) until March 31 to prevent transmission of SARS Cov2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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