Modified GCQ in Negros Occidental extended until July 15

Yasmin Pascual-Dormido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 30 2020 11:41 PM

Negros Occidental will stay under modified general community quarantine until July 15. Courtesy of Negros Occidental provincial government

The implementation of modified general community quarantine in Negros Occidental will be extended until July 15, the province's governor ordered on Tuesday afternoon.

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson's executive order was received by the province's cities and towns on the same day.

Since June 1, Negros Occidental has been under MGCQ after the national task force focused on the coronavirus response classified it as a "low-risk administrative province."

To date, the province has logged 83 coronavirus cases. Nationwide, more than 37,000 infections have been documented, according to official tally.

"Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our country, there is still a need to place the province of Negros Occidental under Modified General Community Quarantine," Lacson's EO read.