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Roxas City dad opposes 2-week extension of MECQ

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Councilor Midelo Ocampo expressed opposition to the extension of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Roxas City for another 15 days.

This, after the joint Regional Task Force and Regional Inter-Agency Task Force approved the request of Mayor Ronnie Dadivas to extend the city’s MECQ status for two more weeks.

Ocampo lamented that the economic status of the residents, particularly those in “no work no pay” arrangement, will be greatly affected as the quarantine classification prohibits non-essential industries. (https://bit.ly/2S1pORu)

Businesses such as restaurants, eateries and bars will also be affected as they cannot cater to dine-in customers, according to him.

The city government, he added, cannot give everyone assistance for lack of resources while the 10 kilo rice allowance per family is not enough.

Meanwhile, Dadivas hoped that the extension would result in the decrease of Covid-19 cases in the city.

On June 15, Roxas City recorded 30 more infections, bringing the city’s total active cases to 427.