NegOr regulates movements of persons during GCQ
DUMAGUETE CITY, May 8 (PIA) — The Dumaguete City government sought the provincial government of Negros Oriental’s consideration in regulating the entry of residents to the city to buy food and other essentials only.
This came after observations of the extraordinary rush of people and vehicles on Dumaguete streets after authorities lifted the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
The influx of people showed some poorly practicing social distancing and not wearing masks, which pose a grave threat in the fight against COVID-19.
With this, Gov. Roel Degamo issued Executive Order 2020-29B regulating the movement of individuals within the province during the period of general community quarantine (GCQ).
The said EO urged residents to stay at home, but can go out only to access essential goods and services and to work.
The EO also emphasized that only one member of the family aged between 21-59 years old is allowed to go out of the house and access essential goods and services through the Easy Access Pass issued by the respective local government units.
Old quarantine passes can also be used.
Non-Dumaguete residents shall present the Easy Access Pass at checkpoints, entrance of malls, supermarkets, groceries, government and private offices and other establishments
For those with no Easy Access Pass, no access is allowed, according to the executive order.
Working individuals need to present their company ID or certificate of duty status to gain entrance to Dumaguete, while frontliners only need to present their company ID or PRC professional license cards.
The EO also sets a scheduling of entry to Dumaguete: residents from Sibulan to Canlaon in the north can only gain entry on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Temporarily, residents from Valencia to Basay in the south are allowed to enter Dumaguete on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Meanwhile, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has appealed to his fellow mayors for their cooperation by admonishing their respective constituents to refrain from coming to Dumaguete unless food and other basic essentials are not found or available in their respective LGUs. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)