DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reminds the public that as the Modified General Community Quarantine in Cordillera continues, all must stay vigilant and prioritize health and safety measures needed to protect themselves, their families and the communtiy from the COVID virus. CCD/PIA CAR)

Mr. Iori Kato from UNFPA and hospital staff of Santa Ana Hospital poses in front of triage tent for patients with COVID-19 symptoms donated by UNFPA supported by the Government of Australia to help the hospital with infection prevention and control.

Regional Development and Security. DA Secretary William Dar, in his capacity as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR, presided a joint meeting of the RTF - ELCAC and the RPOC at Baguio Country Club. Dar was joined by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong at the main table as the chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

UNFPA representative meets with the Chief of OB GYNE and Head of WCPU from Batangas Medical Center where UNFPA provided emergency maternity tent facility, WCPU tent and COVID-19 triaging tent to make their services more accessible to mothers, women, young people and COVID-19 patients.

CORDS for CAR and DA Secretary William Dar with officials of the Cordillera Regional Development Council join the toast of rice wine as part of the

Agriculture Secretary William Dar stresses Cordillera's strong potential for regional progress and advancement as strong partner for economic development and nation building. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Magalong issues stricter guidelines as COVID – 19 cases rise

BAGUIO CITY, July 27 (PIA) - - Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced  stricter guidelines and reminds people anew to strictly observe the basic minimum health standards  as drastic increase in COVID – 19 cases were recorded in the region  over the weekend. 

 

In the Monday flag raising ceremony this morning, Magalong    announced that stricter border control will be implemented wherein only essential and necessary travels are allowed. The Sunday lockdown will be re-implemented   and liquor ban will be re-imposed.    

The mayor also announces that the Baguio City Public Market will again be closed every Sunday for disinfection while all commercial establishments must ensure that their toilets are disinfected 2 – 3 times per week.

These measures are necessary to steam the tide as 30 new confirmed cases were recorded in Baguio City from July 24 up to July 26.  As of 7pm on Sunday, data of the City Health Services Office shows 95 confirmed cases recorded in the city where 45 are active, 48 have recovered   and two died. 

The same report shows that there are also 223 suspect cases and 3,256 possible cases that are being strictly monitored. 

With the  surge in  cases over the weekend, Magalong earlier  ordered the lockdown of 23 barangays, namely Camp Allen, Guisad Central, Kayang Extension, Padre Zamora, Salud Mitra, Upper QM, Asin Road, Bakakeng Central, Middle Quezon Hill, SLU – SVP, Santo Tomas Central (School Area), Santo Tomas Proper, Camp 7, San Vicente, Brookside, Lopez Jaena, New Lucban, MRR - Queen of Peace, Trancoville, West Modernsite and Irisan (Purok 20, 21, 22 and 24). 

The lockdown order is for complete and efficient implementation of contact tracing and to ensure the safety of persons who may have come into contact with the new confirmed cases.

Along with the new directives, Magalong reminds anew the public to strictly observe the minimum health standards such as the proper wearing of facemask, social distancing and observance of proper hygiene.

The mayor is set to issue administrative order for the new directives to ensure stricter COVID – 19 control and prevention measures. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

Benguet

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