Treñas: Stronger protocols: Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas recently announced via social media that the local government will be enforcing stronger protocols for a period of one week, initially. According to Treñas, this is to manage and control the spread of new variant in the metro.
“In view of the cases in Metro Manila, and the difficulties to manage and control the new variants, the city will have stronger protocols for a period initially of one week. These are: no social gatherings in the meantime; offices and BPOs to have 30% capacity in the meantime; the rest to go on work from home capacity except for the city – CEO engineers and architects; accounting for vouchers for payroll and the like, and City Treasurer’s Office for collections,” begins the city mayor.
“Barangay gyms will not allow gatherings of any kind. BHERTS are instructed to work extra to monitor everyone who have flu-like symptoms and new arrival, and report the same of the Opcen. Construction is considered essential and will be allowed subject to protocols for the DPWH and on the condition that there should be compliance officers. No parades of procession shall be allowed,” he adds.
Aside from this, the mayor – along with leaders from other provinces within Panay – has requested the Inter-Agency Task Force for suspension of inbound travel to Iloilo City from the National Capital Region (NCR+) and other high risk areas.
“The city government of Iloilo is respectfully requesting that all incoming flights, sea voyage, and land travel from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna, and Cavite or collectively called “NCR Plus Bubble’, Cebu, and Davao transporting Returning Residents, APORs, ROFs, and OFWs to be temporarily suspended for a period of seven (7) days due to alarming surge of cases from persons with travel history from the said areas,” in a letter address to the chair of IATF.