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Step back: Baguio City tightens rules vs Delta spread

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Baguio City will be implementing stricter rules to prevent the possible entry of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

In an executive order, Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered intensified measures in “preparation” against the spread of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant in the city.

According to Atty. Althea Rosanna Alberto, Executive Officer IV at the Mayor’s office, the Politiko set stricter rules for residents and travelers alike.

The EO, which will take effect on Friday, includes the non-entry in the city of leisure travelers from areas declared under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), modified GCQ, and GCQ with heightened restrictions. Atty. Alberto added that only authorized persons outside residence or APORs are allowed to travel into the city.

Under this order, all private and government workplaces will limit their workforce to 50 to 75 percent in the office. Minors and unvaccinated senior citizens who are going to the city for indispensable travels are required to present a negative result of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result.

A liquor ban and a curfew from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. will also be in place.

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