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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Camiguin placed under GCQ effective May 1

CAMIGUIN (PIA)–With its capability to keep a safe and healthy area, the Province of Camiguin through Executive Order No. 23 is placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) effective May 1, 2020 until the same is ordered lifted by the provincial governor, upon the directive of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) or the President of the Philippines.

Previously implementing preemptive community quarantine from March 24 to April 30, 2020, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said the province will follow IATF’s recommendation to put the province under GCQ, and still, necessary rules and regulations will be provided to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Going in and out Camiguin

The airport and all ports in the province under EO No. 23  shall be open only for the movement of goods and cargoes. Moreover, no person shall be allowed to enter the province except for 1) drivers and helpers of cargo-carrying vehicles; 2) personnel of regularly operating vessels; 

3) Medical and health professionals, and personnel working in or assigned in Camiguin General Hospital, Catarman District Hospital, and rural health units (RHUs); 4) residents who were treated in or were patients of health facilities outside the province; 

5) Officials and employees of national line agencies working in or assigned in the province; 6) officials and employees of the provincial government, municipal governments, and barangay governments on official travel; 7) other persons allowed entry in exceptional or meritorious cases, as determined by the provincial governor.

Persons allowed to enter Camiguin must comply with all health, disinfection, and inspection protocols and requirements before being allowed actual entry.

All persons in the province may freely depart from the area provided that they have signed and understood a document indicating that they will not be allowed to enter the province while the GCQ is in effect.

Movement of persons

All persons in the province are directed to remain in their home or place of residence while the GCQ is in effect.

An individual is allowed to go out of his or her place of residence only to 1) obtain essential goods and services; 2) seek medical care or treatment to address a medical emergency; 3) perform duties at work, livelihood or profession for establishments allowed to operate and government offices.

Quarantine Pass must be carried out in the province while EO No. 23 is implemented. A household designated member to hold the QP must preferably be between 23 and 59 years of age.

Upon leaving their home or place of residence, QP holders must wear a face mask at all times.

Furthermore, all persons in the province, regardless of age, must follow the 9:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew throughout the province.

On essential goods and services

Movement of all food, medicine, products, goods, items, commodities, supplies, materials and cargoes to and from, and within Camiguin shall remain unhampered. 

EO No. 23 also identified all the sectors and establishments permitted to operate during the GCQ under Section 9. 

All sectors and establishments allowed to open and operate during the GCQ shall strictly comply and abide by the rules and regulations as stipulated in the order. 

Classes in all levels is suspended until resumption is ordered by the national government. 

As for handling of donations, food and other goods intended for the residents of the province must be coursed through the local government unit (LGU). Donors shall not be allowed to give out or distributed their donations themselves.

Non-compliance with and violations of GCQ measures shall be penalized under the appropriate provincial and municipal ordinances, and applicable laws. 

“Dili pasabot nga GCQ, ayahay na ta. Akong hangyo lang gyud kooperasyon sa tanan (Just because we are under GCQ, we become comfortable. I only ask cooperation from all,” Romualdo said. (RTP/PIA10)

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