Tabuk under the enhanced community quarantine
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga –The police is now strictly enforcing restricted public transport in the city with the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine.
Checkpoints are established and no public utility vehicles including tricycles are allowed on the roads. Public transport is limited to those exempted like members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, health workers, media, workers on skeletal force duty and those who go to buy major necessities like food, health care requirements and other basic needs.
Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of state of enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon area on March 16 and Mayor Darwin C. Estranero’s Executive Order No. 25, Series of 2020 placing the city under community quarantine until April 14, 2020 to prevent the spread of the corona virus disease(COVID-19), a briefing was called for barangay captains who are mandated as frontliners in the enforcement of the orders in their respective areas.
Salient provisions of the order include mandatory home quarantine, public transport restriction, large events are not allowed, mandatory thermal check at COVID-19 surveillance check points, imposition of curfew, and social distancing must be observed.
Curfew is imposed in the city from 8:00PM-4:00AM; recreation houses are closed and business operations are regulated.
Banks in Tabuk City have cut banking hours. The Development Bank of the Philippines and the Landbank of the Philippines are open from 9AM-2PM while Metrobank is from 9AM-3PM.
Government offices are told to work from home or to just maintain a skeletal workforce.
The City Health Office said there are 3 patients here under investigation, 2 had been tested and 592 persons under monitoring (PMU), mostly students who came home from Manila. They were asked to undergo a 14-day home quarantine. **JDP/LL-PIA