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Kalinga LGUs relax protocols under modified GCQ

Philippine Information Agency
03 Jun 2020, 16:38 GMT+10

CITY OF TABUK, June 3(PIA) - - Businesses are back in operation, work in public and private establishment resume, quarantine pass no longer necessary, liquor ban lifted in some areas now that the province is placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Municipal local government units and this city issued respective orders providing guidelines under MGCQ maintaining some protocols crucial for the safety of citizens.

Travel passes are no longer necessary under this level. All persons shall wear face mask and observe social distancing all times when out in public places.

Work in public and private offices may resume with 100% of their workforce, except for employees over 60 years old, those with immunodeficiency, co-morbidity, or other health risks, and pregnant women shall be assigned alternative work arrangements.

Senior citizens, persons with immunodeficiency or comorbidities, minors, and pregnant women must stay home and limit their travel to essential needs, the guidelines provide.

Religious and other mass gatherings and non-essential work gatherings are allowed provided that participants shall be limited to 50% of the venue or seating capacity.

Food retail establishments previously limited to take-out and delivery may now offer dine-in services but at 50% capacity only.

Barangay quarantine checkpoint and barricades on city/provincial roads and on trails were removed. Other provisions for the transport sector are in pursuant to IATF-EID Omnibus guidelines.

The Philippine National Police will still maintain checkpoints on major entry points to the city and province for the duration of the MGCQ. Inter-provincial movement of people and cargoes follow the existing protocol while inter-municipality movement no longer require travel passes and health declaration.

In Tabuk City, curfew from 10pm to 5am. Workers in permitted industries and businesses on duty beyond the curfew are exempted.

Consumption of liquor and other alcoholic beverages in public places is still prohibited In this city. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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