Treñas reminds public on health protocols after surge in virus cases

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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas reminded city residents and workers to follow minimum health standards after a surge in the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases over the weekend.

In a statement on Sunday, Treñas reminded everyone to observe the minimum health protocols to “protect ourselves, our frontliners and the people around us.”

“I call on everyone not to lose sight of the present situation. We always have to be on alert and follow health protocols, and avoid non-essential travels. We do not want to overwhelm our health facilities with cases,” he added. (

Data from City Health Office-City Epidemiological Surveillance Unit showed that the city had a total of 335 new Covid-19 cases in April, with a daily average of 11 new cases per day.

This was 23.17 percent less than the 436 new cases in March, with a 26.67 percent decrease in daily average of new cases from 15 in March.

But in the first two days of May, the city logged 38 new infections with 18 new cases reported on May 1, and 20 new cases reported as of 12 p.m. on May 2.

Iloilo City remains under the modified general community quarantine until May 31.