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Camiguin beefs up entry protocols for COVID-19 containment

CAMIGUIN (PIA)—Intensifying efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19, especially with the presence of Beta variant in the province, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo revises the entry protocols of Camiguin through Executive Order No. 102.

“Diri sa ato sa Camiguin, dali ra man ni siya mapakanaog kung ang tanang munisipyo naa’y mga moratorium. Ayaw lang mo ug sige’g gawas. Dapat kamong mga tao ang inyong contribution mu-safeguard mo sa inyong kaugalingon nga dili mo magsuroy-suroy,” Romualdo said in Serbisyong PPR radio program, August 21.

(Here in Camiguin, it is easy to decrease [the number of COVID-19 cases], especially when all of the municipalities will have their moratorium. You should avoid going out of your homes. Your contribution is to safeguard yourself by not moving around)

Under EO 102, fully vaccinated authorized persons outside of residence (APORs), who do not reside or are not based in Camiguin, shall undergo COVID-19 rapid antigen testing upon entry to the province if they do not intend to stay in Camiguin for not more than 24 hours.

For the fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated APORs, who will stay in the province for more than 24 hours, regardless of the length of their stay in Camiguin, should present their negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result. 

Such test should be taken within 24 hours by a licensed testing facility upon entry to the province.

APORs who reside or are based in the province and have traveled outside the province for not more than three days must isolate for at least seven days upon their arrival in the province. They should also undergo COVID-19 rapid antigen testing once they completed their isolation period.

For APORs who have traveled outside Camiguin for more than three days, a negative RT-PCR test result is required, which should also be taken within 24 hours upon entry to the province.

Non-APORs and non-residents of the province, who are traveling to the province to visit family members or attend to emergency situations, must present their negative RT-PCR test result taken within 24 hours upon arrival in the province. 

Meanwhile, non-APOR residents who traveled outside the province must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on the day of their return to the province. They must immediately proceed to travel to the province and wait for the result of their test at a facility designated by the local government unit (LGU) concerned.

Persons who do not comply with the EO’s provisions shall not be allowed to enter the province. Violators will be penalized as well under the appropriate provincial and municipal ordinances, and applicable laws.

Revisions on the entry protocols of the province takes effect, August 18, 2021. (RTP/PIA-10)