Laoag City reverts to GCQ until May 26

Published May 11, 2021, 5:09 PM

by Philippine News Agency

LAOAG CITY – This city will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) effective Thursday, May 13 until May 26, following the rise of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

(Photo via PNA / MANILA BULLETIN)

This was announced by Mayor Michael Keon in a press conference Tueaday, May 11, adding that no mass gatherings and leisure travel are allowed until the current situation is controlled.

The city is currently under modified GCQ.

For now, the city government is in the process of securing the vaccination of around 81,000 residents or 70 percent of the total population to be able to achieve herd immunity.

“I know the P70 million loan to be used for the purchase of vaccines is not enough but we are doing our best to secure more vaccines for the people,” he said.

Keon said the COVID-19 situation here will simply go on and on if they fail to inoculate at least 70 percent of the city population.

Based on the latest COVID-19 data, Laoag City has around 814 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 168 are undergoing treatment, 640 recovered, with six recorded deaths.

 
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