The Inter-agency Task Force for the coronavirus diseases has placed Iligan City under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) due to massive turn out of covid-19 positive.
The decision of the taskforce was embodied under Resolution No. 67 duly signed on August 31, 2020, placing the entire City of Iligan under MECQ for the period September 1-30.
However, the rest of provinces and cities in Northern Mindanao remain under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) until September 30, 2020. The cities under MGCQ are El Salvador, Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog in Misamis Oriental; Valencia and Malaybalay in Bukidnon, Ozamis, Oroquieta and Tangub City in Misamis Occidental.
The provinces that comprised Northern Mindanao include Camiguin Island, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon.
The decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) was also approved by President Rodrigo Duterte after said decision – to place the city under MECQ – was recommended by IATF.
The continued rise in covid-19 cases in Iligan City will soon put the city under stricter lockdowns, the country’s coronavirus taskforce told the media during interviews.
In a resolution dated August 31, the IATF said: “Due to the increasing average daily growth rate of cases, Iligan City shall be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine until 30 September 2020, without prejudice to the declaration of localized enhanced community quarantine in critical areas.
The Department of Health in its recent data showed Iligan City with 268 infections as of Monday. From 268, 149 of which were all active cases. Just recently also, more and more local transmission cases were reported by the government, aside from its Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Retrurning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) cases.