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Iloilo town temporarily stops receiving LSIs

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The local government unit of Barotac Viejo in Iloilo province has stopped accepting locally stranded individuals (LSI) from other provinces and cities.

The town’s designated quarantine facility has reached full capacity, according to Mayor Nielo Tupas.

Tupas said the indefinite suspension beginning July 30 will allow returnees currently in its quarantine center to complete their 14-day isolation and vacate these areas for the incoming LSIs. (https://bit.ly/3k2wEPP)

Serving as the town’s isolation center is the 83-unit mass housing project of the National Housing Authority in Barangay Vista Alegre. It currently houses 79 returning residents from Metro Manila and four overseas Filipino workers.

To date, Barotac Viejo recorded two confirmed coronavirus disease cases, based on the monitoring of the Department of Health. These patients were in isolation in a separate quarantine facility.

They were the following:

*48-year-old-female or Patient No. 1129 (health care worker)

*38-year-old male or Patient No. 809 (LSI)

Should there be more incoming LSIs, Tupas said they would be brought to a hotel that the provincial government converted into a half-way quarantine facility.