Treñas wants lower quarantine level in Iloilo City

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Mayor Jerry Treñas is appealing for a more lenient Covid-19 quarantine classification as virus cases have declined significantly in Iloilo City.

The city is under a general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions.

In his letter to the government’s Covid-19 task force, Treñas said Covid-19 infections are decreasing, with 20 new cases reported on average each day as of October 11. (

The average daily attack rate has also decreased from 29.68 percent to 17.22 percent, according to the mayor.

Treñas also cited the city government’s “consistent and aggressive” vaccination against Covid-19 with 62.06 percent of the target population now fully inoculated.

“Iloilo City as a key economic center is imperative to gradually ease lockdowns to revive its crippled economy.

“At this point, we have no choice but to arrest the economic free fall. We want to help businesses in our locality navigate through the realities presented by the Covid-19 pandemic with your favorite approval of this instant appeal,” he added.

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