MISAMIS Occidental has suspended the entry of residents returning from other parts of the country for 14 days, starting September 21 until October 4.
Governor Philip Tan, in his Facebook post on Tuesday, September 22, said they received the official resolution from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) granting their moratorium for receiving LSIs.
"Mangayo me ug pasensya sa mga mouliay nga mga LSIs. Ato ning gihangyo niadtong miaging Setyembre 3 apan karon pa na grant for Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental," Tan stated in his post.
According to Tan, the moratorium is to let the frontliners, medical team, support team and other government agencies rest, to start the general repair of their isolation facility, cleaning and other maintenance activities.
In the IATF resolution, it was stated that the Provincial Health Office submitted a status report on the current occupancy status of the provincial isolation units.
The report indicated that the isolation and quarantine facilities in Misamis Occidental had almost reached their full capacity and should the current rate of influx of returning residents continue, the local government units might not be able to execute the proper isolation/quarantine protocols.
Tan said LSIs who are already in transit and have secure LSU Acceptance prior to September 21 will still be accepted and allowed entry.
"Kung kinsa man ugaling ang nahatagan na ug LGU Acceptance before September 21, please give a call to your LGU for us to consider your departure para ma coordinate namo sa shipping or airline company," Tan said.