Stay at home, Treñas appeals anew to residents

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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas asked residents to stay home as most private health care facilities in the metro continue to be overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.

In a post on Facebook, Treñas appealed to the public to stay at home as city hospitals have run out of beds for COVID patients even as beds for non-COVID patients are running short.

As of June 19, government data indicated that six hospitals have run out of beds for confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients. (

“Please stay at home. There are no more vacant COVID beds in the hospitals of Iloilo City. The hospitals have been overwhelmed by the number of positive patients who are seniors and those with comorbidities,” the city mayor said.

“Even the emergency rooms are already full of COVID-positive patients. Please stay at home. We will get through this alive together,” he added.

Treñas likewise reiterated his call to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to provide support to hospitals, medications for Covid-19 and additional vaccines.