MARKET DAY UNDER MECQ. A long line of people formed at the single entrance of the Vigan City public market on the first day of MECQ last Friday. The local government units of Vigan City, Candon City, Caoayan and Magsingal have been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting on August 7 until August 21, 2020 or unless sooner lifted. The stricter quarantine status was requested by the province in order to combat the recent surge in Covid-19 cases among local residents. With more than 40 cases to date, most of them residing in Vigan City, Governor Ryan Singson said the implementation of the MECQ will help in the containment measures to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 to the more vulnerable persons in the community and in providing urgent care to those who are already afflicted. (photo from the Vigan City Facebook Page)