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Yap extends MGCQ in Bohol until July 31

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The Province of Bohol will remain under the modified general community quarantine status (MGCQ).

Governor Arthur Yap has signed Executive Order No. (EO) 38, extending the MGCQ status of the province until July 31.

Yap said the move is in view of the still “considerable number of active cases” of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) within the province. (https://bit.ly/3ex8SYm)

He also cited the present Covid-19 situation in Cebu province and Cebu City as factors in his decision to extend Bohol’s quarantine status.

“There are still a considerable number of active Covid-19 cases within the Province of Bohol and the neighboring Cebu province and Cebu City continue to exhibit an increasing number of Covid-19 cases which necessitate the extension of the Modified General Community Quarantine in the province,” the EO 38 read.

As of July 15, the Department of Health in Central Visayas reported a total of 187 new Covid-19 cases in the region.

Of the number, 96 are from Cebu City, 53 are from Cebu province, 21 are Mandaue City, 12 are from Lapu-Lapu City, 4 are from Negros Oriental, and one is from Bohol.

Bohol now has a total of 55 confirmed cases, with 23 active cases, 31 recoveries, and 1 death.

The entire region already has a total of 12,669 confirmed cases.