Senior citizens and those who are 20 years old and below in Iloilo City may now go out in public, Mayor Jerry Treñas said.
In a radio interview, Treñas clarified that the previous restrictions on senior citizens and minors have been lifted under the guidelines of Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
“Under the IATF rules, there’s no more restrictions for seniors and minors. I think they already clarified that in their new rules and we will implement that starting today,” Treñas said.
In the latest IATF Resolution read by Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday night, the whole of Western Visayas composed of Iloilo Province, Iloilo City, Antique, Aklan, Guimaras, Capiz, Negros Occidental and Bacolod City will remain under MGCQ from June 16 to 30, 2020.
This is based on the recommendation of the National Inter-Agency Taskforce as approved in the 46th Inter-Agency meeting on June 15.