Gov. Daniel Fernando appealed to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to place Bulacan province under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) category after a decline in Covid-19 cases was recorded in the province.
According to Fernando and based on updated data from the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the Provincial Health Office, Bulacan’s recovery rate as of Oct. 13, 2021 was at 97 percent or 77,862 recovered Covid-19 cases out of 80,096 confirmed cases.
The governor cited many local businessmen begging to open their establishments that have been severely affected by the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) category.
It was learned that Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. has announced that the provinces of Bulacan and Bataan will remain under MECQ from October 16 to 31.
Tarlac was still under general community quarantine from October 16 to 31, while the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Zambales, and the cities of Angeles and Olongapo were at MGCQ.
From 360 to 405 daily average cases from August to September, according to Fernando, the number dropped by 133 or 64 percent this October.
He said 58 percent of Bulakenyos have been vaccinated, of whom more than 8,000 or 31 percent have received the first dose and more than 7,000 or 27 percent have received or completed the second dose.
According to Provincial Task Force Response Cluster head Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis, there are now 895 active cases in Bulacan of which 143 are confined in hospitals, 257 in quarantine facilities and 495 in home isolation.