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Returning residents now allowed in Western Visayas

The government task force in charge of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed the partial lifting of the suspension of inbound travel by returning residents of Western Visayas.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the partial lifting in a meeting on Tuesday, September 15.

"Therefore, the temporary suspension of inbound travel of returning residents in the provinces of Guimaras, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, and Antique, including Iloilo City in Region VI is hereby lifted," the IATF said in Resolution 71.

The temporary suspension was put in place to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 which, as of September 15, has infected 269,407 people nationwide.

Under the resolution, only returning residents are allowed entry to Western Visayas.

The resolution does not include tourists and casual visitors. —KBK, GMA News