TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite -- Governor Jonvic Remulla yesterday released guidelines as the province was placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine from August 4 -18 together with the National Capital Region, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared the areas under MECQ in response to the appeal of the medical frontliners to prevent the collapse of the health system.
In a social media post on Tuesday titled “Medyo ECQ, Medyo GCQ,”' the Cavite governor explained the guidelines, which came out after a conference with the mayors of the seven cities and 16 towns of the province.
Remulla enumerated the regulations as: 1.)The Quarantine Pass System or Q-Pass is non-transferable and only one household can use it. The “Stay-at-Home” order is in effect; 2.) Whoever does not have a Q-Pass and is on the street will be apprehended and fined; 3.) Factories can continue to operate, especially in the Economic Zone; 4.) Work Identification Card or IDs with corresponding HR schedule must always be carried by each employee for checkpoint purposes; 5.) All public transportation can operate when it is for the service of factories, workers and essential workers; 6.) Social distancing rules shall always apply; 7.) Market policy is in effect based on the guidelines of each local government unit; 8.) Curfew hours are from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.; 9.) Golf courses are closed; 10.) Mall operations will be limited to essential banks, supermarkets and pharmacies. Department stores will be closed and no dine-in policy in all restaurants and fastfood chains; 11.) Construction for public and private will be allowed at full capacity subject to monitoring and enforcement by the DPWH and LGUs/DOLE; 12.) Barangay checkpoints shall be enforced; 13.) Tiangge, barber shops, salon and computer shops are again closed; 14.)“Lipat Bahay” is temporary suspended during MECQ; 15.) Unofficial travel shall be strictly-limited. All “Jowa passes” are cancelled; 16.) Liquor ban will be upon the decision of each mayor; and 17.) Inter-province travel will be restricted to Official Business purposes only.
Remulla said Cavite has 47 new Covid-19 cases. The total Covid cases in the province is now 1,824, with 525 recoveries, and 57 deaths.