La Union’s capital city eyes ECQ for 2 weeks | Inquirer News

La Union’s capital city eyes ECQ for 2 weeks

/ 10:23 AM September 27, 2021

LAOAG CITY—Health authorities are eyeing to place La Union’s capital city of San Fernando under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for two weeks beginning Oct. 1 after the Delta variant of COVID-19 was detected there.

The imposition of ECQ, the most restrictive containment classification in the country, would allow the city to contain the spread of the virus, the city government said Sunday.

Mayor Hermenegildo Gualberto confirmed the detection of the Delta variant case on Sept. 25.


He had instructed the city’s COVID-19 technical working group to prepare all logistical requirements for the heightened lockdown restriction, including the provision of relief goods and quarantine passes.

As of Sept. 25, the city had 1,063 active COVID-19 cases, according to city government data.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

TAGS: COVID-19, ECQ, Health, Laoag City, Regions

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.