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10 villages on Lubang Island, Occidental Mindoro on lockdown due to surge in COVID-19 cases

By: - Correspondent / @mvirolaINQ
/ 01:19 PM April 08, 2021

CITY OF CALAPAN –– Ten villages in Lubang town in Occidental Mindoro are on lockdown from April 7 until April 21 due to the rise in coronavirus cases, said Wilhelm Suykom, director of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in a letter received by Lubang on April 7.

The interagency task force (IATF) of Lubang requested a localized lockdown or classification of Critical Zone or Enhanced Community Quarantine. This was approved Wednesday by the regional AITF of Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan).

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Of the 16 Lubang villages, those placed on lockdown were Maliig, Maligaya, Likas ng Silangan, Ninikat ng Pag-asa, Araw at Bituin, Paraiso, Banaag ng Pag-asa, Bagong Sikat, Maginhawa, and Tangal, said a report by the Department of Health in Mimaropa on April 8.

Since the pandemic was declared in March last year until April 4, Lubang has posted a total of 26 cases, 10 of which were still active as of April 5, the report added.

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Lubang has the third-highest active cases in the province, with San Jose town on the mainland topping the list with 28 patients, followed by Mamburao, with 15.

The whole province logged 483 COVID-19 cases, 560 of which are still active, and 15 deaths.

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