MAYOR Jerry Treñas signed on Friday, August 28, Executive Order (EO) 139, which states that the flag must be flown at half-mast on all buildings and places within the jurisdiction of Iloilo City in honor of the fallen Covid-19 frontliners.
The order was issued upon recommendation from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
The national flag will then be flown at half-mast as a sign of mourning for seven days starting 12:01 a.m. of August 31 or the National Heroes Day until 11:59 p.m. of September 6, 2020.
“Since the first confirmed Covid-19 case last January 30, 2020, the country has been engaged in a battle to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of frontliners have valiantly sacrificed their precious lives in the current battle against Covid-19 pandemic,” EO stated.
The Department of Health (DOH) announced Saturday, August 29, that there were 16 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Iloilo City.
The 16 additional cases brought the total number of coronavirus infections in the city to 855, with 19 deaths and 354 recoveries.
Of the total cases, 54 patients are still admitted in hospitals, 25 are home quarantined and 403 patients are quarantined in the city's quarantine facility.
As to repatriates, there are 112 confirmed cases, with 22 still in quarantine facility and 90 others who have already recovered. (SunStar Philippines)