Roxas City tightens border security against COVID-19

first_imgAll medical emergencies and ongoing medical treatment patients, subjectto the discretion of the border control officer, barangay captains concernedand in other special cases, subject to the discretion of the city mayor, arelikewise allowed to enter Roxas City. Military and police personnel are also allowedin line of the performance of their duties. They (returning locals) should declare their travel history and undergo mandatory self-quarantine in their respective houses for fourteen days in accordance with the established rules and protocols issued by the Department of Health. Mayor Ronnie Dadivas’ Executive Order (EO) No. 14 series of 2020 on March 19 took effect 8 p.m. yesterday. “We also noticed that PUMs and PUIs continue to escalate over the past few days despite extensive efforts of the city to protect its borders,” he added./PN Elected municipal officials, including ex officio members and their respective municipal treasurers or their duly authorized representatives travelling in relation to the performance of their official function, are likewise approved to enter the city, provided that they will present their ID, travel order, or health clearance from their respective city/municipal health officers. All traders of essential goods and basic commodities, on the other hand, may be granted access of the city, provided that they will present their valid ID, health clearance and necessary permits pertaining to their line of business. Medical personnel, health and humanitarian workers performing their functions in relation to COVID-19 in the province are exempted from border restriction, provided that they present their valid agency or organization ID and current mission order detailing their activities to do in the province. “We need to be very strict with our borders because we now have 418 persons under monitoring and six persons under investigation,”Dadivas said.center_img ROXAS City – In a bid to curb the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Roxas City Government has enhanced its border security. Residents are allowed to enter the city through its borders upon presentation of a valid identification (ID) card or other documents showing that he/she is a resident of Roxas City. “Essential goods referred to in this EO are basic commodities like rice, canned goods or other similar products,” Mayor Ronnie Dadivas told Panay News. Personnel of the Roxas City Anti-Corona Task Force Border Patrol Team conduct a checkpoint to motorists and passengers in one of its borders on March 18. This is one of the city government’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. ROXAS CITY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP Employees of national government agencies, provincial and city governments, along with private establishments who are non-residents of this city but are working here may be allowed entry as long as they present their ID, health clearance and certification from their respective employers as requirements. Returning locals with travel history to areas with COVID-19 and outside the country, meanwhile, shall submit themselves to their respective barangay captains or to members of the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams. last_img

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