23 barangays in Catarman, Northern Samar placed under MECQ

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) — Regional authorities have issued a joint resolution placing 23 villages in Catarman, Northern Samar under modified enhanced community quarantine due to increasing COVID-19 infections.

All other villages and municipalities will be under general community quarantine, the joint resolution said. Both restrictions will be implemented for 15 days starting Oct. 20.

The province will also temporarily suspend arrival of locally stranded individuals during the said period.

Latest tally shows that total number of COVID-19 cases in Eastern Visayas is at 6,100, of which 382 are in Northern Samar.