75 Iloilo City households locked down amid coronavirus


Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas placed 75 households in Barangay Pali Benedicto in Mandurriao district under a three-day “surgical extreme enhanced community quarantine” after nine residents tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In his Executive Order 107 that took effect Wednesday, Treñas ordered the households to observe the following:

*Refrain from unnecessary travel until the Covid-19 testing and sanitation process have been completed.

*Only Authorized Persons Outside Residence shall be allowed to enter and/or leave the neighborhood, and existing health and safety measures shall be strictly imposed.

*All forms of transportation, both private and public, including the unauthorized movement of person along the street, are restricted.

*The foregoing restriction shall not apply to persons who need immediate hospital care and management.

The mayor said the city government will supply food to every household as well as their other needs. (

Based on the July 29 data of the Department of Health 6 (DOH-6), the Pali Benedicto cases were asymptomatic and currently confined at the city’s quarantine facility.

They were the following:

* WV Patient 1180 – four-year-old male

* WV Patient 1181 – 23-year-old male

* WV Patient 1182 – 15-year-old male

* WV Patient 1183 – 12-year-old male

* WV Patient 1184 – 18-year-old female

* WV Patient 1185 – 60-year-old female

* WV Patient 1186 – 25-year-old male

* WV Patient 1187 – 27-year-old male

* WV Patient 1188 – 27-year-old female

These cases were part of the 50 additional cases that DOH-6 confirmed yesterday and brought to 1,208 the total cases in Western Visayas.

Pali Benedicto village chief Alan Juarez Ginsugi said the patients reside in the same compound where a 50-year-old man first tested positive for the viral illness on July 21.