Epidemic

Lanao Sur placed under “Community Quarantine”

By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL

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ISLAMIC CITY OF MARAWI: The entire province of Lanao del Sur and its capital Islamic City of Marawi will be placed under Community Quarantine on Tuesday, Marh 17, 2020, until April 14, 2020, to abort the spread of the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

A joint executive order issued on Monday by Lanao del Sur provincial governor Mamintal A. Adiong, Jr. and Marawi city mayor Majul U. Gandamra has placed Lanao del Sur under community quarantine effective 12:01 in the morning of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until April 14, 2020.

The move is in pursuance to Presidential Proclamation No. 922 issued by President Duterte on Monday hours after health authorities reported additional confirmed cases of the dreaded disease in the country.

It is also in accordance with Resolution No, 11, Series of 2020 of the InterAgency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease which states: “A province-wide quarantine is advised when there is at least two (2) positive COVID-19 cases belonging to differeent municipalities, component cities or independent component cities in the same province.”

The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of the province has reported six Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) presently confined at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center here, three PUIs hiding and seventy five Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) and more reported.

The joint executive order of Adiong and Gandamra prohibits all persons regardless of their origin and mode of travel to enter the province of Lanao del Sur except the following:

a. Deliveries of goods and Commodities;
b. Medical doctors and other frontline services working in the province;
c. National Government and BARMM officials and em[ployees, members of PNP, BFP, and AFP who are deployed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or to maintain peace and order;
d. Patients who cannot be accomodated within the province;
e. Bank vehicles;
f. Employees of government agencies and LGUs in the province who are residents from outside;
g. Private construction companies; and
h. Other extreme circumstances.

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