Lanao del Sur, Marawi City under MECQ starting Sept. 7 – Gov. Adiong


Lanao del Sur and Marawi City will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine effective September 7 to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), said Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Alonto Adiong Jr. Friday, September 4.

The decision was reached after the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team headed by the National Task Force Against COVID-19 at the 2nd Mechanized Brigade Covered Court in Maria Cristina, Iligan City.

Representatives from the local government units of the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte, Iligan City and Marawi City attended the meeting.

“The province of Lanao del Sur shall be on modified enhanced community quarantine effective Monday, September 7, 2020. Guidelines shall follow,” Adiong said.

Under MECQ, movement of the people is restricted; public transportation is not allowed; most businesses are closed; and the people are advised to stay home.

As of September 3, Lanao del Sur and Marawi City have 353 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 101 active cases, 241 recoveries and 11 deaths.