Strict restrictions against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will be imposed throughout the province of Aklan, in the face of the increase in COVID-19 cases, based on the executive order issued by Governor Florencio Miraflores.
Aklan is currently under modified general community quarantine – the loosest of the four quarantine levels implemented by the government for the COVID -19 response.
Executive Order No. 005-C series of 2021 signed Tuesday prohibits those aged 15 and under and 61 and over from leaving the house.
Sick people, including pregnant women, are also prohibited from going out, except for those who come out for essential goods and services and health and medical reasons.
All private offices can operate at 50 percent to 100 percent on-site capacity while encouraging work from home and other flexible work arrangements.
The following are also prohibited:
Bars, clubs, theaters, karaoke bars, and concert halls
Fairs, kid amusement, playgrounds, playrooms, and kiddie rides
Sabong as well as E-Sabong
Hotels and establishments accredited by the Department of Tourism will remain open.
Some restrictions vs COVID-19 will be enforced in Aklan amid MGCQ
Pedal bikers or cyclists must be restricted or can cycle only in the town where they live unless they use this service to get in or out of work.
An essential worker/traveler must also obtain a travel pass from local governments if there is no proof of employment.
Inter-Municipal border control and inter-barangay border control will be implemented.
It will also enforce a curfew from 9 pm to 5 am, liquor ban, and ban on mass gatherings.
According to the latest data released by the Aklan Provincial Health Office, the province has recorded 34 new cases, and there are 462 active cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Calayan town in Cagayan province has already recorded its first positive case of COVID-19 after being COVID-free for almost a year.
Mayor Joseph Llopis confirmed this in a post on the Facebook page of the Calayan Municipal Information Office on Monday.
According to the mayor, the son of a town official tested positive for COVID-19 based on the result of his RT-PCR test.