Mindoro Oriental placed on MECQ 

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CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro: The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19 (RIATF) approved the request of the City of Government of Calapan to place the entire city under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). “Pursuant to RIATF Resolution 12, Calapan City will be placed under MECQ for the period of August 13 to 26 due to the surge in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the city,” the resolution stated in part and as posted at the social media page of the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Mimaropa Region. The city is now on top of the list with the highest number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the provincewith 42 more police trainees were found positive for the coronavirus. City Mayor Arnan Panaligan announced on August 11 this development has placed the total number of cases in the city to 80 confirmed cases with 60, still active. Ire Joe V. C. Laurente

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