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Abra extends ECQ



BAGUIO CITY– Abra Governor Ma. Jocelyn Valera-Bernos announces the extension until 17 September of the localized enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed on the barangays of Abra.

The order came as the province continues to log rising number of Covid-19 cases.

“Whereas, as of 11 PM, 5 September, the province reached a new high of 135 confirmed Covid-19 cases now distributed in 24 out of 27 municipalities, a total of 48 Covid-19-related deaths, and total reported Covid-19 cases at 2,239,” Bernos stated.

Abra also already has a case of Delta variant, as confirmed by the Department of Health Cordillera.

Bernos said that, even if the National Inter Agency Task Force had earlier placed Abra under general community quarantine, the provincial government has the authority to declare ECQ in accordance to the real situation on the ground that permits such declaration.

Bernos said that the provisions on travel protocols, protocols for triage units, access points, testing and quarantine and other guidelines in relation to the imposition of ECQ will go on.

She also said that municipal mayors shall impose timely granular lockdowns and stricter quarantine guidelines if needed.