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Date: 18 MAY 2020
OFFICIALS SUSPENDED EARLIER DECISION TO LIFT MEASURES IN LOW-RISK AREAS FROM 16MAY 2020
Authorities will maintain community quarantine restrictions of
varying degrees nationwide to stem the spread of coronavirus
disease (COVID-19) through May 31
. Officials have
suspended an earlier decision to lift measures in low-risk areas
from May 16.
The central government is maintaining the highest alert level (sublevel
2), amid ongoing local transmission of the virus.
Cebu and Mandaue cities will remain under the enhanced community quarantine through May 31. Residents in these locations have to stay at home, except to obtain essential supplies and for emergencies. Most on-site work remains closed, except for essential services. Public transport, domestic flights, and mass gatherings remain suspended in these areas.
Officials will maintain modified, enhanced community quarantine measures in Bataan, Bulacan, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, and Pampanga provinces, Metro Manila, Pateros municipality, and Angeles City through May 31 . Several industries, such as real estate and manufacturing of non-essential goods, can operate with half their workforce. Other places, such as gyms and entertainment venues, remain closed. Public transport and domestic flights remain suspended in these locations. Officials are limiting mass gatherings to five people.
Philippine Airlines (PR) has suspended all domestic flights to and from Cebu, Clark, and Manila through May 31. Cebu Pacific (5J), Cebgo (DG), and Philippines AirAsia (Z2) have also canceled all domestic flights through May 31. Inbound international flights have resumed nationwide. Officials are restricting incoming international commercial flights at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) to Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, while international chartered flights can arrive on Mondays and Thursdays.
Date: 18 MAY 2020
MODIFIED ECQ TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AT THROUGH AT LEAST MAY 31
Authorities will maintain community quarantine restrictions in
several parts of the country through at least May 31
However, measures are lifted in low-risk areas to stem the
spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19
). High-risk areas,
including Metro Manila, Cebu City, and Laguna Province, will
implement modified, enhanced community quarantine measures May
Residents in these locations will have to stay at home, except
to obtain essential supplies and for emergencies
. Most on-site work remains suspended, except for essential
services. Manufacturing plants can also reopen with a maximum of
half their workforce. Transport services can operate but are
restricted to people going to work and obtaining essential
Officials will implement the less strict general community quarantine measures in 38 provinces and 12 cities that are considered moderate-risk May 16-31 . Authorities will limit the movement of residents to going to workplaces or obtaining essential services in these locations.
The affected areas include:
Luzon region: Abra, Apayao, Aurora, Bataan, Batanes, Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan, Cavite, Ifugao, Isabela, Kalinga, Mountain, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Pampanga, Quezon, Quirino, Rizal, Tarlac, and Zambales provinces and Angeles, Baguio, Lucena, Olongapo, and Santiago cities
Mindanao region: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay provinces and Butuan, Davao, Isabela, and Zamboanga cities
Visayas region: Bohol, Cebu (except Cebu City), Negros Oriental, and Siquijor provinces and Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue cities
Authorities will lift community quarantine restrictions in 41 provinces – more than half of the country – and 11 cities, including Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, General Santos, and Iloilo cities, from May 16. Local officials in these locations may retain or implement other measures, such as compulsory quarantine or entry ban for visitors arriving from Metro Manila.
The central government is maintaining a Code Red Sublevel 2 alert , the highest level, amid ongoing local transmission of the virus.
Inbound international flights have resumed nationwide. Officials have restricted incoming international commercial flights at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) to Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, while international chartered flights can arrive on Mondays and Thursdays.
The government continues to suspend all visas, including previously issued documents and visa-free privileges, effectively banning foreigners from entering the country . The restriction exempts foreign spouses and children of Philippine citizens and diplomatic staff and their dependents. The measure also does not affect visa holders who are already in the Philippines. All arriving travelers will undergo a two-week quarantine at government-designated facilities. Authorities continue to prevent Philippine citizens, except for Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and uniformed personnel on official duty, from departing the country.
Date: 12 MAY 2020
ALL ARRIVING PASSENGERS TO UNDERGO MANDATORY PCR COVID-19 TESTING UPON ARRIVAL
Date: 11 MAY 2020
INBOUND COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS REMAIN RESTRICTED AT NAIA UNTIL JUNE 10
Date: 23 APRIL 2020
CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION – STILL COVID-19 FREE AS OF APRIL 22, 2020
Date: 22 APRIL 2020
SAMPALOC DISTRICT- 48 HOUR LOCK DOWN FROM APRIL 23,2020
Date: 21 APRIL 2020
ALL ARRIVING OFWs TO UNDERGO A MANDATORY 14DAY FACILITY BASED QUARANTINE
Date: 16 APRIL 2020
SIQUIJOR REMAINS COVID-19 FREE ACCORDING TO DOH (AS OF APRIL 15, 2020)
Siqujodnons is embracing unity and putting the Bayanihan spirit over politics and personal interest. After a heavy and seemingly heated discussion on April 2 on whether or not the province will give a chance for stranded Siquijodnons to come home to Siquijor, the provincial government and its six municipalities were one in upholding the general welfare of its people and vowed to give assistance to the displaced residents amid the COVID-19 threat and the province’s containment area is being prepared.
“This COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting Siquijor is not exclusive to us. No one has any experience before on how to handle this,” Vice Governor Mei Ling Quezon Brown said while recognizing each municipality and the task force to be doing their best effort to keep Siquijor COVID-19 free.
APRIL 13, 2020 The Provincial COVID-19 Task Force in the Province of Siquijor conducted a meeting presided by our Governor Zaldy S. Villa and Vice Governor Mei Ling Quezon-Brown. It was attended by the members of the said Task Force. Some of its agenda are the following:
- Relief Operations assistance updates
- Recovery and Response preparations
- Updates on the cash assistance to the stranded Siquijodnons and affected persons & vulnerable sectors in our Province. All pertinent documents were complied for its release. As of now, the PSWDO assisted by SKPF Office & Congresssman Villa’s Office helped to contact other stranded locals.
- It was also discussed that the relief operations already started last Saturday and will continue this week. As of Monday, the Task Force together with all the volunteers, already repack around 12,000 relief goods. Repacking of relief goods will be continued as soon as the supplies will arrive in order to come up of 27,000 relief goods for the whole Province.
- The Task Force is already processing all the pertinent documents and other necessary means to establish the Quarantine Area/Facility. The Task Force aims to finish it before April 30, 2020.
- Also discussed other matters to continually fight against COVID-19
As of TODAY, still the PROVINCE OF SIQUIJOR is COVID-FREE.