Non-essential travel to BLISTT areas suspended for 10 days

Baguio City Police Office personnel strictly inspects documents of individuals entering the city of Baguio from the municipality of La Trinidad with the implementation of the new and stricter border restrictions within Baguio City – La Trinidad – Itogon – Sablan –Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) effective September 23 to October 3, 2021 due to the increasing COVID-19 cases in these areas. **RMC PIA-CAR

BAGUIO CITY – Starting Thursday until October 3, non-essential travel to Baguio City and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) is suspended to curb the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Mayors of these areas jointly issued an advisory limiting the movement of people and the entry of non-residents for non-essential matters.
Residents traveling within and between the BLISTT are required to present documents showing that they are authorized persons outside residence (APORs) or are moving around for essential reasons.
“Residents who wish to travel to access essential goods and services may do so on designated schedules that shall be provided by their respective local government units (LGUs),” the advisory read.
Cargo, delivery and logistics services for essential or non-essential goods will continue.
Meantime, persons 17 years old and below, senior citizens aged 65 and above, and immuno-compromised persons are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travels outside their homes, except for other purposes such as medical reasons.
Travelers going in and out of Baguio City are also advised to pass Marcos Highway and avoid the Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual highway which is intended only for essential cargo.
The advisory was agreed upon by the mayors in a meeting on September 21 in an effort to protect residents and curb the spread of the disease. **By Liza Agoot, PNA

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