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Iloilo City Now on MECQ

Iloilo City MECQ

Iloilo City is now under Modified General Community Quarantine (MECQ). In an update, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed that the National Inter-Agency Task Force has signed Resolution No. 116-C, placing the metro under the quarantine status from May 23 to May 31. Read more: Vaccine in Iloilo City (Live Updates)

“This will help us in lowering of our cases and also in our contact tracing efforts. During this time please go out only when necessary and make sure to follow minimum health protocols,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas in a social media post.

Mayor Treñas also signed Executive Order No. 41-A cementing the MECQ status for Iloilo City.

The EO also imposed a moratorium on travel of persons from Negros Island to Iloilo City and vice versa beginning May 25: “Both inbound and outbound travel of persons from Negros Island to Iloilo City and vice versa shall be temporarily suspended effective 12am of May 25 until 11:59pm of May 31. Provided further that, the unimpelled movement of cargo in and out of Iloilo City – Negros Island shall be guaranteed.

Here are provisions under MECQ sourced from Executive Order No. 41.

Curfew. All persons shall not be permitted outside their restrictions from 10pm until 4am except medical, government, and uniformed personnel and those obtaining essential goods and services, or working in essential services or industries and offices that the nature of their work requires them to report on a night shift.

Limited movement of vulnerable sectors. This includes (1) persons more than 65 years of age, (2) persons below 18 years of age, (3) pregnant women, (4) persons with comorbidities, immune deficiencies, and other risk factors, and (5) persons with disabilities.

Prohibited establishments and activities. This includes entertainment venues, recreational venues, amusement parks, outdoor sports courts or venues, indoor sports courts or venues, casinos, horse racing, cockfighting, and operation of cockpits, indoor visitor or tourist attractions including libraries, archives, museums, outdoor tourist attractions, venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions, and personal care services.

Dine in services. Restaurants, eateries, and food establishments are strongly encouraged to open only for takeouts. Moreover, dine-in shall be limited to 20% seating capacity. Greater capacity may be allowed up to a maximum 50% seating capacity for alfresco or outdoor dining.

More can be read in the below EO.

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