NOT ECQ: Iloilo City on GCQ starting May 1
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said that Iloilo City will be under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting May 1, not Enhanced Community Quarantine until May 15 as he previously announced.
Mayor Jerry Treñas made this correction Wednesday morning, citing the pronouncement of Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.
Here’s the full statement of Treñas as posted in his Facebook page:
“It is truly a welcome development that Iloilo City will be on General Community Quarantine (GCQ) effective May 1, 2020 following the announcement of Sec. Harry Roque just now.
“This after they checked with the Department of Health the figures in the city that place it on the list of moderate or low risk to COVID-19.
This means we can impose more relaxed measures compared to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
“We can now definitely finalize our exit plan as we look forward to bringing our city and our people to what we deem as a much better situation for all, after the burden brought about by the ECQ to most of us.
“I ask for everyone’s cooperation in this new phase. Let us continue to be safe and to care for each other as we implement the GCQ in Iloilo City. Batò Iloilo!”