Dgte suspends travel of LSIs from Cebu
DUMAGUETE CITY, July 15 (PIA) –- Dumaguete’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the management of Emerging of Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) maintains that the local health requirements for locally stranded individuals (LSIs), returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs), Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and even the Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) shall remain especially with the rising COVID-19 cases in Cebu and Metro Manila.
As required by the City IATF-EID, “every person entering the territory of Negros Oriental by land, sea and air with Dumaguete City as the ultimate destination shall submit a negative RT-PCR test result (released not more than 72 hours prior to travel), procure a Certificate of Acceptance from the City of Dumaguete and undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in a facility designated for the purpose.”
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo noted that there were some instances when APORs and other LSIs, who bypassed the requirements, tested positive after they arrived, thus endangering the health and safety of the people not only in Dumaguete City but the entire province.
In a city’s IATF meeting, the Philippine Coast Guard presented an advisory dated July 7 by Coast Guard District Central Visayas Commander Joseph Badajos which reiterated that the total suspension on the transport of locally stranded individuals in the Province of Cebu, Mactan Island and Dumaguete City remains in effect unless terminated by higher authorities.
Meanwhile, the city’s IATF-EID is scouting for suitable Temporary Treatment Monitoring Facility as required by the Department of Health and other possible quarantine facilities for incoming LSIs, ROFs, OFWs, and even APORs.
City Schools Division Supt. Gregorio Cyrus Elejorde also presented the plans for the safe opening of classes in all public schools next month. (jct/PIA Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO Dems Demecillo)