LGU-Sto. Domingo enforces EECQ in Binongan village

STO. DOMINGO, Ilocos Sur, May 22 (PIA) – A village in this town was placed under a two-week extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ) following the detection of seven active coronavirus disease cases.
 
Sto. Domingo Mayor Bryan Dexter Tadena issued Executive Order (EO) No. 20  yesterday placing Barangay Binongan under EECQ from May 21 to June 3, 2021.
 
As of May 21, the municipality of Sto. Domingo has logged seven total confirmed COVID-19 cases, all of whom reside in Barangay Binongan.
 
“There is a need for the provincial and municipal governments to implement countermeasures to prohibit the entry and exit of people in the said barangay,” Tadena said.
 
The EO states that Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs), with the assistance of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, are enjoined to implement extreme restrictive border control upon which movement of individuals, regardless of age and health status, within, inbound, and outbound the critical zone is strictly prohibited, except for medical emergencies.
 
Physical distancing measures, as issued by the Department of Health (DOH), shall be strictly observed at all times.
 
All mass gatherings are also strictly prohibited.
 
“Community-wide practice of handwashing and respiratory hygiene, including all other minimum public health protocols, such as wearing of face masks, face shields, and other personal protective equipment in public areas, shall be observed at all times,” the EO reads.
 
The local government unit shall provide assistance to affected families in the critical zone.
 
Further, essential medical frontliners such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical technologies, radiologic technologists, midwives, and other allied medical professionals will be issued a quarantine pass to be able to perform essential medical services, provided that they have a negative antigen test result upon entry; they are willing to undergo antigen testing every four days for the duration of the EECQ; and their affiliated hospitals and/or clinics are fully aware of their quarantine status.
 
BHERTS shall monitor the movement of their respective constituents under the geographical zones.
 
In case there will be persons within the containment zones who show symptoms of COVID-19, they must immediately contact their BHERTS for proper guidance and referral.
 
The BHERTs are likewise mandated to submit symptom surveillance reports to the Rural Health Unit daily at 2 p.m.
 
All areas visited by a confirmed case as determined through case investigation and surveillance shall be disinfected immediately based on the guidelines and protocols set by the DOH.
 
Public areas and private establishments visited by a confirmed case shall be temporarily closed for the conduct of disinfections.
 
Violators of the EO shall be subjected to appropriate action in accordance with existing relevant laws and regulations. (JCR/AMB/PIA Ilocos Sur)
 



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

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