MECQ in Iloilo City until May 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) through the Resolution No. 116-C has placed the Iloilo City under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting Sunday, May 23 until May 31 due to continuous increase in Covid-19 infections .

“This will help us in lowering of our cases and also in our contact tracing efforts. During this time please go out only when necessary and make sure to follow minimum health protocols,” Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City said in a Facebook post.

Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the closure of the City Hall, malls and other business establishments to avoid people to go out. 

As per DOH tracker, the City of Iloilo has now a total of 7,390 total cases from which 686 were recorded active cases as of Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Here is the tally of COVID-19 cases in Iloilo City as of May 22, 2021.

ClassificationNo. of Cases
New Cases55
Total Recoveries6,520
Total Active Cases686
Total Cases7,390

The extension of the MECQ also include the City of Santiago, Quirino, CAR: Ifugao, and R9: Zamboanga City until 31 of May.

Here is the provisional Community Quarantine classification from May 23-31, 2021:

R2: City of Santiago, Quirino
CAR: Ifugao
R9: Zamboanga City
NCR + Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite (GCQ with heightened restriction)
CAR: Apayao, Baguio City, Benguet, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Abra
R2: Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya
R4-A: Batangas, Quezon
R4-B: Puerto Princesa
R10: Iligan City
R11: Davao City
BARMM: Lanao del Sur
Rest of the Philippines

See related articles: NCR Plus: GCQ with heightened restrictions starting May 15

COVID-19 Updates as of May 22, 2021

As per DOH tracker, there were 6,831 new recorded cases in the country. The total active cases in the Philippines ballooned to 54,326.

Here is the nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases as of May 22, 2021.

ClassificationNo. of Cases
New Cases6,831
Total Active Cases54,326
Total Recoveries1,103,945
Total Deaths19,946
Total Covid-19 Cases1,178,217

See Also: DOH: Latest COVID-19 Tally as of May 22, 2021 (Philippines)

Basic Covid-19 Health Protocols

The following basic COVID-19 health guidelines should always be observed at all times to prevent the spread of the infection:

  • Wearing of face mask and face shield
  • Social distancing
  • Avoid crowded areas
  • Regular washing of hands with soap and water
  • Use of sanitizers and alcohol

Will the MECQ be extended on June 2021?

This is yet to be announced by the Malacañang Palace. Meanwhile, from MECQ, the NCR plus bubble has been placed to GCQ with heightened restriction with the strong implementation and guidelines by the IATF.

Contact DOH

Should you have concerns related to COVID-19, you may also reach the Department of Health at the following contact details:

Telephone Number: (02) 894-COVID/ 1555
Facebook: @OfficialDOHgov
Twitter: @DOHgovph


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