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Iloilo “non-essential” trips suspended

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Sea trips from any point to Iloilo are suspended as part of precautionary measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

Executive Order No. 50, issued by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, called for the suspension and prohibition of sea trips from midnight of 16 March to 14 April, 2020.

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Treñas, in his E.O., cited as part of the ban “non-essential entry” of persons by sea within Iloilo City.

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Not covered by the ban are: health care workers, authorized government officials, those traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons, persons providing basic services and utilities, and essential skeletal workforce;

persons coming from the Provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, Aklan and Guimaras who have been tested and cleared of the virus; returning residents who have been cleared of the virus, and others who also have been tested and cleared by local accredited health authorities.

The E.O. says non-essential entries should be regulated. These are those traveling from sea from Metro Manila to Batangas seaport through roll on/roll off ports; those who came from countries with positive cases of COVID, and those who are immunocompromised.

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Compliance of provisions of the E.O. will be enforced by the police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Philippine Coast Guard.

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Hannah A. Papasin
Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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