In an interview with “The Chiefs” on Cignal TV’s One Information Monday night, DILG Undersecretary for operations Epimaco Densing III mentioned barangay staff must be those distributing new quarantine passes as an alternative of requiring their constituents to line up exterior barangay halls for his or her passes. Such process, he mentioned, may expose them to COVID-19.
Solely these with quarantine passes are allowed to do errands exterior their houses, like shopping for meals and different important items. Each family is entitled to a quarantine move. Densing mentioned previous quarantine passes would nonetheless be accepted till new ones are issued.
President Duterte on Sunday ordered that Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal be positioned underneath MECQ from Aug. four to 18, giving in to the request of healthcare staff for a “timeout” so they may refresh and take care of the surge in COVID-19 instances extra successfully.
Philippine Nationwide Police (PNP) deputy chief for operations Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar mentioned they’d honor previous quarantine passes. Nonetheless, he reminded the individuals to purchase their wants proper of their hometowns or cities.
“Now we have checkpoints, and you’ll’t simply undergo them. You can purchase every little thing you want proper in your communities,” he mentioned in Filipino over Teleradyo.
Native authorities models (LGUs) in areas underneath MECQ will even impose a curfew from eight p.m. to five a.m. to limit the motion of individuals.
Densing mentioned LGUs would even have a unified ordinance mandating the sporting of face masks and observance of social distancing measures in public locations in addition to imposition of fines on violators.
Whereas ready for the ordinance, Densing mentioned regulation enforcers could order individuals with out face masks and quarantine passes to return to their houses.
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año mentioned residents ought to strictly adjust to quarantine protocols in the event that they actually want to see their communities develop into COVID free and “graduate” to extra relaxed quarantine standing.
“Simply comply with guidelines and laws and we’ll absolutely graduate,” he mentioned in Filipino at a press briefing.
“If we don’t cooperate, there will likely be extra issue. This may drag on, so let’s assist one another,” he mentioned. – Jose Rodel Clapan