THE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has assigned its members to provide support to local government units (LGUs) and monitor compliance to protocols in areas with “high community transmission” of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The areas covered are all the 16 cities and one municipality in the National Capital Region, and the neighboring provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.
These areas were reverted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) on August 4 because of a surge in cases of infection. The capital region and the four provinces have consistently topped the list of areas with the highest number of new cases.
In Resolution No. 62 approved on August 12, 2020, the IATF said these point persons will strictly monitor health system performance, critical care capacity utilization, and stringent compliance to surveillance, isolation and treatment protocols.
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