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Camiguin tightens measures to contain COVID-19

Camiguin tightens measures to contain COVID-19
Camiguin Provincial Police personnel ensure compliance to quarantine protocols by manning quarantine control points in the province. (PDRRMO)

CAMIGUIN (PIA)—In containing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo created Executive Order No. 27-C that provides guidelines for establishments, movements of people, and transportation.

Under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), the local government imposes a curfew covering all persons, regardless of age from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am through the province.

People allowed outside their home or place of residence during curfew hours include government officials and personnel who are in the performance of their duties, workers of industries or sectors permitted to operate, and persons in need of emergency medical attention. 

“The PNP and local government units shall conduct patrols and ensure increased visibility during curfew hours,” Romualdo said.

Business operations

As for business operations, all industries, sectors, establishments, and activities classified as Category I, II,  and III by the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shall be allowed to operate except for barbershops and salons, which are allowed to operate at a maximum of 75 percent of venue capacity.

Restaurants and dining establishments are allowed to operate at a maximum of 75 percent of dine-in capacity while accommodation establishments like hotels, resorts, apartment hotels, tourist inns, motels, pension houses, private homes, among others are permitted to operate at 50 percent of operational capacity.

“Only establishments that are compliant with DTI, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Department of Tourism (DOT) guidelines and regulations shall be permitted to operate,” Romualdo added.

Businesses classified as Category IV by the IATF and DTI shall be permitted to operate at a maximum of 50 percent operational capacity, which includes gyms or fitness establishments, internet and computer shops, education and educational support establishments, entertainment industries, kids amusement industries, libraries, tourist destinations, travel agencies, personal care service establishments, pet grooming services, and other amusement or leisure firms. 

Among the prohibited businesses or sectors to operate include cockfighting, beerhouses or nightclubs, and other industries and activities prohibited by the IATF or DTI.

General quarantine measures

The provincial government allows back-riding on motorcycles only for couples who are living in the same household, provided that the driver and passenger are able to present valid identification or proof that they are married or are living together in the same home or place of residence.

“The driver and passenger must utilize a barrier that is approved by the National Task Force against COVID-19,” Romualdo said.

The governor also reminds motorists to always observe minimum public health standards such as the wearing of face masks, and safety measures like the use of a motorcycle helmet. 

Indoor and outdoor non-contact sports and exercise activities such as walking, jogging, running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrianism, range shooting, and skateboarding shall be permitted. 

“People who engage in such activities shall use a face mask, maintain a physical distance of at least two meters from others, and not share equipment,” the governor added.

The Executive Order took effect July 21. (RTP/PIA10)


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