Treñas mulls placing Iloilo City under strictest quarantine status

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Mayor Jerry Treñas is looking at the possibility of placing Iloilo City under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the rising Covid-19 cases.

The city, whose active infections stand at 2,296 as of Thursday, is currently under a modified ECQ.

Treñas said he requested from Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for consumables like RT-PCR testing kits and personal protective equipment for the Iloilo City Uswag Molecular Laboratory. (

He likewise appealed for additional medical personnel to augment the number of frontliners in the health and quarantine facilities, and for additional Covid-19 vaccines.

Meanwhile, the city mayor encouraged his constituents to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

“I appeal to everyone to be vaccinated if you have a chance,” said Treñas.

“We also continue to hire medical personnel to be deployed to the hospitals for a period of not less than two months. We need to help our healthcare system so that it will not be overwhelmed,” he concluded.