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Cabra Island village under granular lockdown

By: - Correspondent / @mvirolaINQ
/ 06:59 PM September 19, 2021
Cabra Island

(FILE) VISITORS and a local diver look for fish around a rock islet considered as the symbol of Cabra Island. LYN RILLON

CITY OF CALAPAN — The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) has placed a sub-village in Occidental Mindoro’s Cabra Island under granular lockdown from September 18 to October 1.

Sitio (sub-village) Kaysameon in Barangay (village) Cabra was placed on enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as requested by Lubang town Mayor Michael Orayani to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Cabra Island is the westernmost of the Lubang group of islands. It is popular for the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception apparition site and the Spanish government-built lighthouse which is one of the oldest in the country.

On Sept. 16, seven new COVID-19 cases were reported in Lubang town, two of these from Barangay Cabra.

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From Sept. 13 to Sept. 26, also placed under ECQ are Barangay Maligaya and Ipil Street corner, Mulawin to Lawaan Street in Barangay Tagbac.

From August 28 until Sept. 11, 10 villages were placed on lockdown due to rising cases of COVID-19.

As of Sept. 18, since the pandemic broke out last year, Lubang island municipality has reported 71 COVID-19 cases (43 local, 28 imported), of which 15 are active cases, 55 are recoveries, and one death.

Occidental Mindoro province was placed under general CQ from modified GCQ from Sept. 8 to 30.

Since last year, the province has logged a total of 3,107 COVID-19 confirmed cases, of which 396 are active cases, 2,593 are recoveries and 118 are deaths.

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