QUEZON, Palawan — The Sangguniang Bayan here has adopted the provisions of Presidential Proclamation 922 and the recommendations of the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) in dealing with COVID-19.
The adoption of the proclamation was the result of an emergency meeting led by Mayor Joselito Ayala on March 13 at the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO), stating the following.
1. Temporary suspension of all crowd drawing activities in the municipality that includes pasabong or cockfight, all types barangay fiesta/foundation celebration, barangay assemblies, Tabuan or market days, wedding receptions and all other types of social activities gathering.
2. The temporary suspension of air transport in all parts of the municipality.
3. Temporary closure of the Municipal Tourist Assistance Office (MTAO) and the imposition of the temporary banning of entry and hosting of foreign and local non-Quezonian tourists.
4. The imposition of a 14-day quarantine period for all incoming non-resident seafarers and commercial fisher folks utilizing the municipality’s coastal entry points.
Ayala said to Palawan News that the LGU needs to impose these immediate actions in relation to COVID-19 and all agencies and offices should respond accordingly.
“Kinakailangan nating magkaroon ng special session to adopt Proclamation No. 922 na ipinapatupad nationwide, kinakailangan nating makipag cooperate nang sa gayon maagapan natin ang hindi pagkalat ng virus sa ating bayan, lalawigan at bansa, unahin natin ang kaligtasan ng ating mga kababayan” he said.
Classes in all levels in private and public schools are also cancelled in Quezon.
Staff and personnel of different offices are also ordered to wear face masks and to limit contacts directly with co-employees. In instances of some getting sick, they are advised to take rest and file their leaves of absences.
The Municipal Health Office (MHO) and all hospitals in Quezon, such as the medicare and Luke Society are closely being monitored.