Councilor Eddie Tiongson said extending their MECQ status will bear more fruit in terms of the containment of the COVID-19 in their municipality and further prevent its spread.
"We have not yet felt so much development and improvement on our 15-day MECQ in our town. Extending it will enable us to implement more effective activities in containing and preventing the spread of this virus," he said in a meeting of the PCOVID-19 TF today at the Pasalubong Center in this town.
Tiongson also said the MECQ extension will also enable them to adopt and implement several Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) guidelines as approved by the PCOVID-19 TF to limit the movement of Novo Vizcayanos and to discourage mass gatherings to contain the COVID-19 and stop its spread.
He also asked the assistance of the provincial government in augmenting their funds during the MECQ period as funds for their projects were already diverted to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 in Solano.
Governor Carlos Padilla said the adoption of the several guidelines of the ECQ will be released immediately once it will be finalized.
He also enjoined Novo Vizcayanos and appealed for their cooperation to abide with the several ECQ guidelines to ensure the province's victory in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19.
"Rest assured that we will give the support needed by the LGU of Solano. We will act on your request for funding assistance," Padilla said.(MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)
By Benjamin Moses M. Ebreo