Iloilo Province retains MECQ status until September 30

Gov. Art Defensor Jr on rapid testing.

The province of Iloilo will remain under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until Sept. 30, 2021.

Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. issued Executive Order 305-C extending the province’s quarantine status until the end of the month.
The governor allowed restaurants and other food establishments to operate but limited to take-out and delivery only.

Accommodation establishments are permitted only to provide board and lodging to APORs, OFWs, overseas Filipinos (OFs), and returning residents. Their recreation and leisure are not allowed.

Those NOT allowed to operate are entertainment venues, recreational venues, parks and playgrounds, indoor sports, and outdoor sports. Individual outdoor exercises such as jogging, running or biking are allowed within area of residences.

Casinos and other gaming establishments, indoor or visitor tourist attractions, outdoor tourist attractions and venues for MICE are also not allowed. However, draws conducted by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) are allowed, and lottery and betting shops are permitted to open.

Personal care services, including home service, are not permitted.

Defensor encouraged the businesses allowed to operate to apply for a “Safety Seal” certification.

Meanwhile, public events and gatherings are still prohibited.

However, essential gatherings for the provision of health services, government services, and humanitarian services will be allowed only at a 30 percent seating capacity and shall not exceed 75 persons.

Eating and drinking beverages during these essential events will not be permitted.

Religious gatherings are allowed at 30 percent venue capacity. (Capitol news)

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