TESDA - CAR Regional Director Dante Navarro with Mountain Province Provincial Director Alvin Yturralde, in a recent Kapihan sa Baguio media forum for TESDA program updates especially on scholarships and training programs. (CCD/PIA CAR)

PDEA - CAR Regional Director Gil Cesario Castro reports the 2nd quarter accomplishments on the campaign against illegal drugs in the Cordillera Region. (CCD/PIA CAR)

4 villages in Ilocos Sur town placed under ECQ

SAN VICENTE, Ilocos Sur, Jun. 5 (PIA) – Four villages in this municipality will be put under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) starting Monday due to rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Under Executive Order (EO) No. 32 signed by Mayor Jose Tabanda III yesterday, the stricter movement restriction takes effect in Barangays Bayubay Norte, Bayubay Sur, Lubong, and  San Sebastian from June 7 to 20, 2021.  
As of June 4, 2021, 33 new cases were recorded in San Vicente totaling the active cases to 72.
Of which, six are in Barangay Bantaoay; 14 in Bayubay Norte; 13 in Bayubay Sur; 20 in Lubong; two in Poblacion; five in Pudoc; and 12 in San Sebastian.
“After consultation with the Provincial Health Office and the Municipal Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19, there is a need to reclassify the present status of the four barangays with the highest number of cases in order to have more stringent quarantine restrictions,” Mayor Tabanda said.
Earlier, Governor Ryan Luis Singson issued EO No. 44 placing San Vicente town under modified enhanced community (MECQ) quarantine from May 31 to June 13, 2021 due to the notable increase of COVID-19 cases in the municipality.
Meanwhile, the city government of Vigan announced today the extension of the imposition of the stricter MECQ until June 19, citing the need to contain the continuous spread of COVID-19 in the past two weeks.
City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said on June 2 that the local COVID-19 task force recommended to the provincial government the extension of MECQ as the implementation of swift and concerted actions were still needed to protect local residents.
The recommendation, which was approved by Governor Singson through EO No. 46, came after health officials logged 31 new infections on May 31, the highest number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the city in a single day.
The imposition of MECQ in Vigan City was supposed to be lifted on Saturday, June 5.
As an immediate response of the city government to the locked down areas, the City Social Welfare and Development Office distributed relief goods, hygiene kits and vitamins to the affected families.
Twenty-five kilos of rice, canned goods, body soaps, shampoos, toothpastes, and detergent bars were given to each family.
Further, the Vigan City Public Market provided vegetables, dressed chicken, meat and condiments intended for one week while the City Health Office handed vitamins for kids and maintenance medicine for the adults.
“We are trying very hard to contain the transmission of COVID-19 in the city. Until our situation improves, there is no safer place than your homes. Stay at home. Stay at the peak of your health,” Medina said. (JCR/AMB/PIA Ilocos Sur)By April M. Bravo



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