Davao del Norte back in GCQ

Subscribe Now December 07, 2020 at 11:00am

DAVAO DEL NORTE, Dec. 2 (PIA) – The province of Davao del Norte is now back in General Community Quarantine (GCQ) after Governor Edwin I. Jubahib signed today Executive Order No. 67 series of 2020.

The EO is “An order placing the entire Davao del Norte province under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and providing policies and guidelines therefor”.

This issuance was done following the National Government’s pronouncement of the province to be among the several areas in the country to shift to GCQ this month.

With this, several adjustments from the previous state of Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) have been made.

“Ang dakong kausaban ani, naa jud tay adjustment sa mga accommodation. Unang una sa mga hotels, ug sa mga resorts, sarado (The big change with this is that we really have adjustments for the accommodation. First, the hotels and the resorts will be closed),” Governor Edwin I. Jubahib said during today’s ‘Yes sa Probinsya’ episode.

However, according to the EO, non-leisure services such as barber shops, salon, and non-leisure wholesale and retail establishments are allowed to operate at skeleton workforce to 50 percent operational capacity.

As well, outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of exercise such as jogging, running, biking, are allowed.

Religious gatherings are also allowed at 30 percent seating capacity.

Malls and shopping centers are allowed to operate except for leisure establishments and services. Also, those below 15 years old and those over 65 years old may not enter.

Additionally, the movement of all persons shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services, for work in the offices or industries permitted to operate.

Wakes for the dead are allowed for a maximum of five (5) days only and limited to maximum of 25 attendees.

Purchase of liquors or alcoholic drinks is allowed from 9:00am to 5:00pm and may only be consumed privately at home.

New curfew hours are also to be strictly implemented from 8:00pm to 4:00am exempting only the members of the COVID19 Crisis Management and Response Team, emergency vehicles, health workers, and those who are required to work within the curfew period.

During her guesting at Kapihan sa DavNor this afternoon,. Provincial Administrator Josie Jean Rabanoz, however, said that Governor Jubahib is bound to amend the curfew hours from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. to allow time for church services during the Christmas season particularly Misa de Gallo.

Meanwhile, Jubahib said that the reimplementation of GCQ is for the people to double their efforts in making sure they are safe from the virus.

“Dili nato huna-hunaon ang pagkompiyansa. So karon nga panahon nga nabalik pa gyud ta sa GCQ kinahanglan mag dobleng ingat ang tanan. Mao na ang akong hangyo (Let’s not think about taking chances. Now that we are back in GCQ, we have to be careful twice as much. That’s all I ask),” he said.

On November 30, Jubahib signed Executive Order No. 66 “Extending the Modified General Community Quarantine” until the National Government’s pronouncement otherwise.

Source: pia.gov.ph

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