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Iloilo City Hall Gets Serious About COVID-19 Safety: Mayor Reinstates Mandatory Face Mask Policy

ILOILO CITY – Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas has reinstated the mandatory use of face masks inside the City Hall premises. The move comes amid rising COVID-19 cases in the area, although hospital utilization rates have remained steady as most cases are mild.

Mayor Treñas emphasized the importance of face masks in preventing the spread of the virus, especially in enclosed spaces such as government offices. He stated that the measure is necessary to ensure that essential services of the city can continue without interruption.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the mayor said, “We have once again required the wearing of face masks inside Iloilo City Hall. Face masks will only ensure that infection will not increase in closed areas while continuing with the services of the City.”

The mayor also called on the public to remain vigilant and continue to follow health protocols, including regular hand washing, social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings.

The move to mandate face masks in City Hall follows the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the region. As of the latest update, there have been a total of confirmed cases of the virus in region six, with 14 new active cases and 0 death.

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