Galvez: ‘High chance’ for Cebu province’s appeal for MGCQ

By: Rosalie O. Abatayo - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | June 11,2020 - 06:39 PM
Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says that Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., head implementor of the COVID-19 task force, has said that the province's appeal to transition to an modified general community quarantine has a good chance of being approved. | Screengrab from Governor Garcia's press conference (file photo)

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says that Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., head implementor of the COVID-19 task force, has said that the province’s appeal to transition to an modified general community quarantine has a good chance of being approved. | Screengrab from Governor Garcia’s press conference (file photo)

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province’s appeal to be reclassified to a more relaxed general community quarantine may get a nod from the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., head implementor of the National Task Force on COVID-19, said that although he could not unilaterally say if the appeal would be granted by the task force, it had a high chance of being passed considering the granular data on the coronavirus disease situation here.

Galvez visited Cebu this Thursday, June 11, 2020, to look into the COVID-19 situation, both in the tri-cities and the province.

Galvez also met with the heads of the different agencies comprising the regional IATF during his visit.

“Personally, I am very happy that Secretary Galvez is able to analyze the data that we have in order to truly give an informed direction as to how we should be facing this challenge,” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said in a joint press conference after their meeting.

READ: Cebu province ‘officially’ appeals reclassification to MGCQ

Galvez said the IATF would be set to tackle further on the province appeal during their meeting on Monday, June 15.

Galvez said that President Rodrigo Duterte would be the one to make the announcement on the quarantine control status of the local government units also on Monday./dbs

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