SBMA enforced curfew; RT-PCR test required for overnight visitors

Due to the rising number of cases in other provinces, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority has also tightened and imposed a curfew in such areas.

According to SBMA chair and administrator Wilma Eisma, the curfew began on Monday, March 22, and is effective until April 4, 2021. It will start at 12 midnight until 5 am.

Those who are eligible to travel during the curfew must be able to present an SBMA-issued gate pass and company ID. Based on IATF-EID resolution No.96, freeport also prohibits public places 15-years-old and under and 65-years-old and over, unless they go out for food, work, or exercise.

Children 3-years-old down to the beaches in Subic are also not allowed. Drinking alcohol is also prohibited in public areas, and picnicking at the Waterfront, Boardwalk Park, Malawaan Park, and San Bernardino Park.

Cargo deliveries will not be blocked as long as the crews onboard are wearing face masks and face shields.

For those coming from “NCR Plus” such as Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna, admission to the SBMA for business purposes will be allowed, but they must be able to show email confirmation of their appointment at the freeport.

SBMA enforced curfew; RT-PCR test required for overnight visitors

If they spend 24 hours in freeport, they need to be able to show a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 24 hours before going to Subic.

For those coming from areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) and planning to stay in freeport for 3-4 days, they will also need an RT-PCR test.

There are 110 cases recorded in the SBMA, but only 6 of them are active.

The SBMA reminded them to stay at home, otherwise, it is essential to prevent infection.

Meanwhile, the additional 400,000 doses of Sinovac against donated by China to the Philippines arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport () on Wednesday morning.

A Philippine Airlines flight containing the arrived at 7:21 am.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr., Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian, and Senator Bong Go, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health personally welcomed the Sinovac vaccines at the NAIA.