Batanes will be placed under the government's strictest community quarantine level starting Monday due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the provincial government announced.
The northern archipelagic province will be placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for 2 weeks or until October 4, the provincial government said in a Facebook post.
On Monday, the provincial government also reported 100 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 138 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.
Of the 138, 121 are active cases after the province recorded 17 recoveries. Batanes has yet to report a death due to the respiratory illness.
The announcement on lockdown restrictions comes about a week since the provincial government declared a state of calamity after Batanes was battered by Typhoon Kiko.