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Panaligan convenes disaster risk reduction management council to discuss enhanced community quarantine

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Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan has called for an emergency meeting of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council as the local government prepares for coronavirus disease 2019.

The Council discussed the implementation of the Order of President Duterte placing the entire Luzon under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) as provided for in the Memorandum of Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea.

The said Enhanced Community Quarantine will last until April 14. State of Calamity has also been declared in the Philippines.

Under the guidelines, strict home quarantine shall be implemented in all households; transportation shall be suspended; provision for food and essential health services shall be regulated, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures will be implemented.

“Para po sa ating kaligtasan at upang matiyak na mapipigilan ang mabilis na pagkalat ng Covid-19, sumunod muna tayo sa ECQ. Kung ang quarantine na ito ang paraan para hindi na magkaroon ng local transmission ng nakakamatay na virus, sumunod na muna po tayo,” Panaligan’s office said.

Calapan City remains free from COVID-19.