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San Carlos tightens non-essential travel

THE local government of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental has tightened non-essential travel in the locality following a spike in local transmission of Covid-19.

In an executive order issued by San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo, he has imposed a ban on non-essential travel and requested the city's residents to stay home as much as possible.

The city's residents are still allowed to go out, however, their movement is limited only to accessing basic and emergency medical needs. The issuance of travel certifications to places outside of the city was also suspended.

Among those exempted are frontliners and essential workers.

Non-residents, meanwhile, are allowed to enter the city but only to deliver food, essential supplies and basic services to the city.

He has also urged private companies operating in the city to house their non-resident employees or adopt a "work from home" arrangement.

Persons aged 15 years old below and above 65 years old, and those with immunodeficiency, comorbidity or other health risks are not allowed to go outside of their homes except when obtaining essential goods or if they are currently employed in permitted industries and offices.

Strict border controls have also been imposed at the city's main entry and exit points, and have also adopted an odd-even number scheme for public transportation.

Market passes are also issued to residents and used upon entering the city's public market. Local barangays were ordered to immediately implement zonal clustering of critical zones as part of the city's Covid-19 response.


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