COVID-19 infects Iloilo City vice mayor anew

Published June 3, 2021, 2:59 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY – Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon here has once again tested positive for COVID-19.

Ganzon contracted the disease as this city has been experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases for the past three weeks.

Ganzon and six members of his family – his wife, two children, two grandchildren, and a house helper – are among the more than 1,600 active cases of COVID-19 here that has been under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) since May 23.

The Ganzons live in a compound.

Among his children infected with COVID-19 is Rara Ganzon, who works for the Iloilo Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.

Vice Mayor Ganzon was first infected by COVID-19 last August and was able to recover.

Meanwhile, Mayor Jerry Treñas here announced that the Iloilo City government wants to reinstate quarantine passes to limit the number of people going around in the city as hospitals no longer have rooms to cater to COVID-19 patients.

Under MECQ, those below 18 years of age and those above 65 are not allowed to go out. Even with these restrictions, many residents are still going out.

However, the Iloilo City government has not yet issued a legal document to implement the quarantine passes.