Zamboanga City balik GCQ! 14 new Covid-19 cases reported


Zamboanga City has reported 14 new additional coronavirus cases as it reverted to a less relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ) effective Thursday, July 16.

As of Wednesday, July 15, Covid-19 cases in the city rose to 356, with 157 active cases, 189 recoveries and 10 mortalities.

“Of the 14 new cases, 13 are from the community while 1 is a locally stranded individual or LSI,” the city government said.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has placed Zamboanga City under GCQ from modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

Pending the issuance of a new executive order prescribing the guidelines for the second GCQ, the local government reminded the Zamboangueños that only authorized quarantine pass holders will be allowed to access essential goods; Sunday lockdown will be imposed; and motorcycle back riding among couples living in one household will continue.

The local government said that religious gatherings will be limited to 10 percent of seating capacity or up to 10 persons whichever is higher; and curfew hours will be from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

“The public is advised anew to strictly comply quarantine guidelines and help curb the transmission of COVID-19. The police and the barangays are ordered to apprehend and sanction all violators based on existing laws and regulations,” it said.