Lezo Mayor Mary Lenette R. Fernandez in coordinaton with Mayor Jeserel T. Templonuevo of Numancia has declared Sitio Tunga of Brgy. Ibao, Lezo, Aklan and a portion of neighboring Brgy. Aliputos of Numancia under granular enhanced community quarantine (GECQ) effective December 30, 2020.
The lockdown of the said area is due to 4 reported confirmed COVID-19 cases and 34 high risk contacts based on the report from the Municipal Health Office.
The Municipal Health Office (MHO) reported eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Municipality of Lezo. This resulted to Lezo having eleven (11) active cases, seven (7) recovered, and one (1) fatality.
To date, Lezo has already 19 confirmed cases with 11 active cases, 7 recovered and 1 fatality.
Through the advice of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Municipality of Lezo has passed the Municipal Ordinance No. 21, Series of 2020 prohibiting the use of karaokes, videookes, and other amplified sound systems and devices in the locality from Monday to Friday.
Governor Florencio T. MIraflores issued Executive Order No. 36, Series of 2020 issued on August 28, 2020 that removes the RT-PCR (Swab Test) requirements for locally stranded individuals (LSIs) coming home to Aklan. The non-imposition of the swab test requirements is in compliance with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) memorandum advising local government units to remove such requirements.
Due to the rising cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, the national government has implemented community quarantines to limit the movement of the people in order to stop the spread of the pandemic.
However, this also resulted in many residents of Lezo becoming stranded from other provinces as well as those who are working abroad. Because of this, the national government has issued guidelines to regulate the going home of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (ROFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSI).