Guv orders Iloilo-wide home quarantine

first_img“This is a new style, ang reverse quarantine, to protectvulnerable persons,” said Defensor. Defensor issued Executive Order (EO) No.080, Series of 2020 yesterday placing Iloilo under an “enhanced communityquarantine” until April 14. ILOILO – In yet another tough measure tokeep the province free from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and/or stopits transmission, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. ordered the following yesterday: “Astrict home quarantine shall be observed in all households whereby the movementof people shall be limited to accessing basic necessities and health needs.” * restaurants, fast food chains and foodstalls (but only for “take out” orders; “dine-in” service shall not be allowed) “In all such open establishments, andlikewise in the local government units, there shall be a reduction ofpersonnel, rationalization of work hours and/or implementation ofwork-from-home arrangements, provided that the same not affect the levels ofproduct / work / services output,” read part of Defensor’s EO. “Likewise, the above-mentioned vulnerablepersons shall be given priority in the reduction of personnel, rationalizationof works hours and/or implementation of work-from-home arrangements in all suchopen establishments and in the LGUs,” stressed Defensor. * water-refilling stations He appealed to residents: “Pahimuyong kita. Paumod kita kagmagpasensya. Magwa lang kita kon we will access basic necessities like pagkaon, bulong and other necessaryneeds.” A woman wearing a facemask passes by the Iloilo provincial capitol on Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * media establishments * medical/dental clinics, medicalfacilities, diagnostic centers and laboratories * supermarkets, sari-sari stores, grocery stores, convenience stores and bakeshops In this “enhanced community quarantine”,all private establishments shall be closed, except the following: * hospitals * funeral homes (but viewing  and wakes is prohibited) * establishments providing such otherbasic necessities and services (agricultural supply stores, gasoline stations,liquefied petroleum gas stores/outlets; According to Defensor, the travel restriction aimed to “furtherstrengthen the imposition of quarantine procedures and disease prevention andcontrol measures.”/PN * establishments providing financialservices (banks, pawnshops, money transfer services, and payment and remittancecenters) * business process outsourcing (BPO) andknowledge process outsourcing (KPO) establishments The EO also laid out reversequarantine/isolation procedures. The provincial government is alsoimposing a liquor ban for the whole duration of the enhanced communityquarantine. * pharmacies * public utilities providingtransportation, power, energy, water, telecommunications and cargo handling Persons considered more vulnerable toinfection and the severity of COVID-19, such as the elderly, those withunderlying medical problems, including, among others, cardiovascular disease,diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease and immunosuppression, shall bequarantined, or accorded special attention for isolation/social distancingmeasures at the household level. On March 16, he started imposing bordertravel restrictions as part of a “general community quarantine.” He encouraged“rationalized/flexible work arrangements in the private sector” and ordered thesuspension of classes in all levels until April 14. * municipal public markets (provided thatwhile the same shall be open everyday, scheduled market days shall be suspendedin all local government units) * establishments / factories / plantsengaged in the manufacturing / processing / storage of basic food products andhealth needslast_img read more