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DILG sends more troops to Cebu to enforce lockdown

More police and military troops would be deployed to Cebu City after it was put on lockdown amid the increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday, as he noted the need to control the movement of people under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the city. Sec. Ano said they want to avoid a situation where not only hospital facilities are congested but bodies are also piling up, similar to Metro Manila in early April. He noted that healthcare facilities are likely to be strained, thereby increasing the likelihood of infection among frontline workers, which the government is trying to avoid.