ILOILO CITY MAY REOPEN ON MAY 1 | Lack of cooperation could derail…

first_imgThe city alsohas 21 persons under investigation and 257 persons under monitoring (activelymonitored). * restaurants,fast food chains and the like – but take-out and delivery services only, andmust close by 3 p.m. * personnel engaged in the production,preservation, storage and manufacture of food, water, goods and commodities andother basic necessities * business andknowledge process outsourcing companies – must comply with Department of Tradeand Industry Memorandum Circular No. 20-14-2020 dated April 11, 2020 The mayor urgedresidents to religiously follow quarantine policies such as the 8 p.m. to 5a.m. curfew and staying at home. * financialinstitutions (banks, money transfer services, payment and remittance centers)but only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The quarantinestarted on March 20 and was supposed to end on April 14 but was extended up tothe end of this month. * security and augmentation personnel * Iloilo City Government personnel (members ofIloilo City COVID-19 Team, Iloilo City Community Kitchen, Iloilo City EmergencyResponse Team, Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, CityDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Sanitation) Yesterday, however,Treñas amended his EO after some sectors made an appeal. * those who need to go to either hospital orpharmacy, provided they have a quarantine pass and wear facemask Under theamended EO, other essential establishments, especially those involved in food,including sari-sari stores, supermarkets,convenience  stores, and talipapas, would be allowed to operate butfor a maximum of six hours only – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. * mediaoutlets – must secure media pass from the city government * employees of public utilities and relatedindustries * uniformed and volunteer personnel (from the police,military, fire bureau, coastguard, Red Cross, and those manning COVID-19checkpoints) By 3 p.m., noone would be allowed to go out of their houses except those exempted. * gasolinestations, laundry and water refilling stations – only until 3 p.m. * media practitioners center_img Otherestablishments and businesses allowed to operate are the following: “Kon may mga cases namankita or transmission, ano pag abri ta?Ang akon lang ginapangayo kooperasyon becausewe have to open already. Naluoy ako samga pumoluyo ta nga waay trabaho,” said Treñas. On April 13 Treñasissued Executive Order (EO) No. 63 further strengthening the quarantine byordering a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) lockdown of the city. Only hospitalsand pharmacies would be operating; businesses and offices of any other naturemust be closed. “Gina-obra ta ‘ni because we want to open by May 1,” stressed Treñas. * barangayofficials                      * all Department of Health personnel(officials and staff) * healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, allhospital staff and personnel, provided they present a valid identification cards) Also, theseestablishments must require patrons to wear facemasks and bring theirquarantine pass, and accommodate their last customers 30 minutes before 3 p.m. ILOILO City – Sothis southern city could reopen on May 1 after 40 days of quarantine to curbthe spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it is a must foreverybody to cooperate with the city government, said Mayor Jerry Treñas. As of April 14,this city has recorded five COVID-19-positive cases of which one alreadyrecovered and released from the hospital. Two remain hospitalized while one ison home quarantine. One died. He, however,made it clear that “even if we open on May 1, ang ini nga problema ari pa ‘ni upod sa aton. So we have to doeverything nga masiguro ta gid ngasafe ang mga Ilonggos.” “Supermarkets shouldhave vehicles to transport their workers,” said Treñas. As to movement restrictions, the amended EOstipulates that no person shall be allowed to go out of their houses except: * those working in banks and financialinstitutions * other such essential personnel recommendedby the COVID-19 Focal Person, and approved by the city mayor/PN * slaughterhouse,fishing port operations, arrastre, cargo, logistics (including hauling,transport and storage), warehouse operations, delivery of basic commodities,supplies, food manufacturing, commissaries, food deliveries, utilities (water,electricity, telecommunication, cable television, fuel/diesel/gasoline, LPG,kerosene, and other similar or related goods and services)last_img

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