Saturday, July 24, 2021

Cebu tightens entry of residents from Negros

CEBU. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issues an executive order tightening the entry for residents originating from the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental Saturday, June 12, 2021. (File photo)

CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Saturday, June 12, 2021, issued an executive order tightening entry for residents originating from the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.

Based on Garcia's Executive Order, out of the 128 provinces and cities reflected in the ranking of local government units with active Covid-19 cases, Negros Oriental ranked number two.

Negros Occidental, meanwhile, was also included in their new travel restrictions due to its proximity with Negros Oriental.

Garcia stated that all travelers coming in from Negros will be required to present a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result taken at least 72 hours prior to departure from their places of origin; or a negative Rapid Antigen Test result taken at least 48 hours before departure from their places of origin.

She also stated the Department of Health will be responsible for conducting Rapid Antigen Tests in all ports of origin upon all persons traveling to Cebu province who do not possess either of the above results.

The Philippine Ports Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard, meanwhile, are ordered to assist the Department of Health in screening travelers.

The EO will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday and will last until July 24, 2021, unless further extended.


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