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Palawan City Implements A More Relaxed MECQ

The city will remain under modified enhance community quarantine status until June 30!

By: Shanice Reyes | June 23, 2021
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The City of Puerto Princesa will remain under modified enhanced community quarantine until the end of June.

Image: CSGH Culion Palawan Facebook Page

Puerto Princesa City’s COVID-19 daily record shows decreased to between 60 to 80 cases compared to last month’s average of 120. The city will remain under modified enhanced community quarantine status (MECQ) until the end of June to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the city, as recommended by the Malacañang.

However, last June 17, the local government implemented more relaxed MECQ protocols of curfew hours, establishment operations, and travel moratoriums. The curfew hours in Puerto Princesa start at 9:00 PM until 5:00 AM. Meanwhile, business establishments such as barbershops and beauty salons can operate with a maximum capacity of 30 percent. Also, religious gatherings are permitted to operate at 30 percent capacity. As of writing, the city government is waiting for the Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) approval on the proposed seven-day extension of the inbound travel ban.

Furthermore, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan asked the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to examine the immediate implementation of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing at Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital (CSGH). This urgent matter is to decongest the COVID-19 laboratory, reduce the backlogs, and expedite the release of Ospital ng Palawan (ONP) results in the northern part of Palawan.

The coronavirus cases in Palawan are slowing down; however, it is also not decreasing. With the government’s efforts to contain the spread and expedite COVID-19 testing in Palawan, the public is still encouraged to observe the minimum health standards and avoid violations.

Visit Yoorekka Consumer Magazine for more travel and COVID-19 updates and guidelines in Palawan!

All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. However, while we are making our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable, and the situation develops rapidly. Hence, some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.

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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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