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Iloilo City Mayor Signs EO 61 Extending ECQ to April 30

Last night (April 07), Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, via video on social media, announced that Iloilo City’s Enhanced Community Quarantine will be extended until April 30 at 11:59pm. Treñas decided after consultation with focal personnel.

“Today I signed an Executive Order 61 expanding the practice of our Enhanced Community Quarantine and extending it until April 30 at 11:59PM. Since we already have a confirmed local transmission this will help us in stopping the chain of transmission of the virus. Please also know that the sooner everyone cooperates the sooner we can lift our enhanced community quarantine because if you stay at home no one will be infected and our lives will go back to normal,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas in a social media post.

“The choice of extension is not only mine but the entire Ilonggo community if everyone is willing to cooperate. I can only do so much but I need everyone’s help and cooperation for this virus to stop! So please stay at home because by staying at home you will save lives,” he added.

In the signed Executive Order 61, all public markets, sari-sari stores, supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, and other similar businesses selling basic goods and commodities during the period of the enhanced community quarantine shall do the following measures:

  1. Adopt an alternative working arrangement to ensure social distancing.
  2. Post COVID-19 hotline within the establishment
  3. Ensure strict social distancing (1 meter apart)
  4. Practice constant disinfecting measures
  5. Provide sanitizers and/or alcohols
  6. Use of non-contact thermal scanners
  7. Require employees to accomplish daily health interview cards
  8. Abide by other IATF-EID, WHO, DOH, and Iloilo City Health Office

Executive Order 61 also detailed the ‘best practices for the protection to vulnerable sectors.

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