Western Visayas prepares for modified GCQ

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Iloilo City — Authorities in Western Visayas region are preparing to shift to modified general community quarantine (GCQ) by May 16.

— Authorities in Western Visayas region are preparing to shift to modified general community quarantine by May 16.

Villa is referring to the Wednesday pronouncement of Interior Secretary Eduardo Año who announced that low-risk areas identified by the national task force will be under modified GCQ. This prompted Governors Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo province, Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz province, Rhodora Cadiao of Antique province, and Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental province to appeal to the national task force to reconsider. They all fear that it may cause a sudden spike of COVID-19 cases when people are allowed to freely go out.

 

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