Ilocos Sur records 56 new COVID-19 cases in 10 days

ILOCOS SUR, Jan. 11 (PIA) – The province of Ilocos Sur recorded 56 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the first 10 days of 2021, pushing the total number of infected persons to 234 by Sunday night.
 
Of the total number of confirmed cases, there are 69 active cases, 162 have recovered, and three fatalities.
 
For the active cases, 28 are from Cabugao; 14 are from Vigan City; three each from San Ildefonso, San Vicente, San Juan, and Banayoyo; two each from Santo Domingo, Narvacan, and Tagudin; and one each from San Esteban, Santiago, Santa Cruz, Magsingal, Bantay, Santa, Salcedo, Sugpon, and Santa Maria.
 
Following a spike of COVID-19 cases, the provincial government of Ilocos Sur already placed the municipality of Cabugao under modified enhanced community quarantine from January 8 to 22.
 
To further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province, Governor Ryan Luis Singson also issued Executive Order (EO) No. 02 series 2021  providing guidelines in the conduct of wakes and/or funerals during the modified general community quarantine in Ilocos Sur.
 
“Based on contact-tracing conducted by the COVID-19 Task Force of the province of Ilocos Sur, COVID-29 transmission mostly occurred between non-household contacts at wakes and funerals,” the EO reads.
 
It added, “There is a need to supplement the existing guidelines to avoid any gatherings with persons from multiple households during wakes and funerals following local stay-at-home orders.”
 
During wakes and funerals, only immediate family members of the deceased person, relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity, those living in the same household of the deceased and a minister or officiant, if desired, shall be allowed to attend the wake or interment of the deceased person upon satisfactory proof of their relationship with the latter, fully complying with social distancing measures for the duration of the activity.
 
Family members and/or relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity coming from outside the province or country (returning resident/returning overseas Filipino) shall be allowed to visit the wake from 11p.m. to 4a.m. only, where there are no local family members present.
 
They shall be allowed to have a maximum of three hours per visit.
 
Wake of a deceased person shall be observed for a limited period of not more than four days from the time the remains of the deceased are first displayed.
 
A logbook of all individuals attending the wake must be kept indicating the following information: name, age, address, date and time of visit, and  contact number for possible contact tracing.
 

GUIDELINES DURING WAKES AND FUNERALS. To further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province, Governor Ryan Luis Singson issued Executive Order (EO) No. 02 series 2021  providing guidelines in the conduct of wakes and/or funerals during the modified general community quarantine in Ilocos Sur. In a meeting with local chief executives on Monday, Governor Singson said that based on contact-tracing conducted by the COVID-19 Task Force of the province of Ilocos Sur, COVID-29 transmission mostly occurred between non-household contacts at wakes and funerals. (photo by Joyah Mae C. Quimoyog/PIA Ilocos Sur)


All persons attending a wake and/or funeral service  shall strictly observe standing health protocols such as wearing of face masks and face shields, handwashing and physical distancing.
 
Card games, bingo, roulettes, majong or any form of gambling shall be strictly prohibited.
 
Carpooling during funerals is allowed provided only one  passenger is allowed to occupy the passenger seat.
 
Passenger load for front-facing seats shall not exceed two passengers per row.
 
Side facing seats shall have passenger load not exceeding 50 percent or half of the seating capacity where passengers should be seated one meter distance in accordance with physical distancing guidelines of the Department of Health.
 
Provided further that, no RR/ROF family member shall be allowed to board in the same vehicle with local family members of the deceased in attending funerals.
 
Lastly, a RR/ROF family member who shall attend the funeral of a deceased shall keep a distance of at least 10 meters away from the other local family members.
 
The local government unit of the deceased person where the wake is to be made shall strictly implement the guidelines/protocols provided in the order.
 
As a further measure to curb the COVID-19, the provincial government issued an advisory stating that all cockfighting activities will be temporarily suspended from January 12-26, 2021 or until further notice.
 
Moreover, EO No. 45 series 2020 allowing RR, locally stranded individuals, and ROF to undergo quarantine in their homes during the Christmas season is no longer in effect starting today, January 11. (JCR/AMB/PIA Ilocos Sur)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

Post a Comment

0 Comments