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IATF requires facility quarantine for asymptomatic, mild COVID-19 cases

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases has required asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases to be quarantined in facilities approved by the government, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on Thursday.

Roque said IATF Resolution No. 74 made facility-based quarantine mandatory for asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases except for patients "considered vulnerable or having comorbidities." 

He said another exception would be when the Ligtas COVID-19 Centers within the region were fully occupied and the local government unit did not have sufficient isolation facilities.

"We likewise notify the public that facility-based isolation shall be required for confirmed asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases, except where, as confirmed by the local health officer, the patient is considered vulnerable or having comorbidities and that his/her home meets the conditions specified in the Department of Health and the Department of the Interior and Local Government Joint Administrative Order 2020-0001," Roque said. -NB, GMA News