Palawan is placed under MGCQ until June 15
For this week’s lockdown news, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has placed Palawan from GCQ to MGCQ on June 1 to 15. Along with the change in quarantine level, the IATF has also set guidelines for MGCQ areas .
• Under the MGCQ guidelines, everyone can go outside provided they follow minimum health standards such as mandatory wearing of face masks, frequent hand washing, and observance of physical distancing.
• Public transportation on roads, sea, and air may resume operations, but they must follow safety measures for public vehicles set by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
• In terms of mass gatherings, movie screenings, religious gatherings, concerts, sports events, community assemblies, entertainment activities, and other non-essential work gatherings will be allowed. However, the venue should only operate at a reduced capacity of 50 percent.
• Other establishments that may resume at 50 percent capacity are barber shops, salons, dine-in restaurants, food retail, and other personal care services. These businesses are also required to operate under safety guidelines set by the IATF.
• Physical activities such as jogging, walking, running, non-contact exercises, biking, swimming, and other indoor and outdoor sports will be allowed. However, sport equipment should not be shared to limit contact.
The guidelines are still subject to further issuances of other concerned departments.
Leisure businesses resume in Puerto Princesa
Leisure businesses such as bars, movie theaters, and other entertainment facilities in Puerto Princesa City are allowed to resume operations in the city as Palawan. The said establishments are subject to operate following the curfew hours of 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM. In addition, proper social distancing must also be observed.