Another month of MGCQ for Western Visayas

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Region 6 remains under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until February 28.

Last Friday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease announced the latest quarantine classifications of Iloilo City, Negros Occidental, Bacolod City, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Guimaras, and Iloilo province for the month of February.

This will be the second straight month for Iloilo City to be under a less stringent community quarantine status and already the third for Bacolod City. (

The provinces of Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Aklan, Antique, and Capiz had been under MGCQ since June.

Iloilo’s sole component city of Passi, however, shifted to enhanced community quarantine due to increases in coronavirus disease cases.

Since March last year, the Western Visayas’ cumulative total of confirmed cases topped 22,976.

The region had been under varying levels of community quarantine since the pandemic started.