With the Philippines recording over 10,000 daily cases of COVID-19, strict quarantine rules and protocols will remain in effect at Pampanga and Subic. For one, the Pampanga government extended the implementation of the strict quarantine rules to manage the infection surge in the area. This move is also the measure of the Subic Bay Freeport Authority as they set border protocols to control the entrance and exit around the port. Meanwhile, in Angeles City, 26% of its eligible residents have been fully vaccinated.
Lockdown News: Pampanga government extends strict quarantine rules.
Starting last August 31, Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda extended the implementation of strict quarantine rules and protocols in the entire area as the cases of COVID-19 continue to increase .
The following protocols include a curfew from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Liquor ban and strict border controls will also remain in effect. Pineda adds that respective municipalities and cities can declare granular lockdowns if needed due to infection in the areas. As of September 1, Pampanga recorded 33,430 COVID-19 cases ever since the beginning of the lockdown.
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) enforces strict border measures that limit the individuals coming from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) areas . In their advisory, SBMA adds that the protocols were derived from the Inter-Agency Task Force's (IATF) latest resolution, which placed areas like Metro Manila under MECQ.
Those coming from ECQ and MECQ areas are not allowed to enter the Subic Bay Freeport. Exemptions include SBMA employees, freeport workers, and essential trips.
Health News: Fully vaccinated residents in Angeles City are now at 26%
The number of fully vaccinated residents in Angeles City reached 26.3 percent as of September 3 . The Pampanga LGU plans to vaccinate 325,500 individuals or 70% of its 465,000 population to achieve herd immunity. Vaccine brands distributed include Astrazeneca, Sinovac, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Sinopharm.
Meanwhile, 146,191 residents received their first doses—which is 44.9% of the target population.
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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