ILOILO City has strengthened its quarantine following reports of breach of protocols of people going out of their homes playing or partying pending the release of their test results for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Mayor Jerry Treñas urged strict compliance to Executive Order 96, implementing the mandatory protocols for returning residents -- both locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and authorized persons outside residence (Apor) -- coming from the National Capital Region, Cebu City and Talisay City, Cebu and arriving in Iloilo City, as well as other persons tested for coronavirus.
"In view of the many reports of LSIs violating the 14-day quarantine, we have come up with the following decisions. The Iloilo City Covid team will no longer allow LSIs to go on home quarantine -- they either go on hotel quarantine or local government facility quarantine for 14 days," Treñas said.
"We will no longer use rapid test, which is not conclusive. We will only use confirmatory RT-PCR tests. We are calling on DOH to assure early results for the swabs. Please be guided accordingly. Let us keep Iloilo City safe," he added. (PR)