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Tacloban breaches 300 active COVID-19 cases for the first time since the pandemic

Tacloban breaches 300 active COVID-19 cases for the first time since the pandemic

TACLOBAN CITY — For the first time, Tacloban City has reached more than 300 active cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, as it logs a total of 315 active cases as of June 8, 2021.

According to the City Planning Development Office (CPDO), the surge of 199 cases recorded from May 30 to June 5 contributed to this latest increase with an overall 2,945 cases, 2,560 recoveries, and 70 deaths.

"Barangays with a relatively high number of active cases are Barangays 71, 74, 84, 62A, 91, 95, 109, and 109A. As is the trend, these barangays are mostly residential, emphasizing the presence of intra-household transmission." CPDO added.

Meanwhile, the Tacloban City government already implemented strict protocols such as closing roads in the Payapay Coastal Area and Manlurip, San Jose, and regulating business operations of bars, hotels, and similar establishments.

Tacloban LGU said in a statement, "In line with the rising COVID-19 cases in the city, the Traffic Operations Management Enforcement and Control Office (TOMECO) announced the temporary closure of the Payapay Coastal Road and the Manlurip, San Jose Diversion Road. The tightening of borders is part of the city's action to prevent the further rise of cases in the metro. "

"All incoming motorists are advised to take the Pawing-Tacloban, Pawing-Imelda Village, Tagpuro- Gov. Jaro Road, and the San Juanico Bridge," Tacloban LGU added on a report through their information office.

Mayor Alfred Romualdez already issued Executive Order No. 2021-06-24 or AN EXECUTIVE ORDER REGULATING BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND INTENSIFYING THE IMPOSITION OF MINIMUM HEALTH STANDARDS to mitigate the further spread of COVID- 19 in this city.

Effective on June 8, the said executive order regulates the following activities and operations as follows:

1. Nightclubs, bars, beer houses, KTVs/karaoke bars shall not be allowed to operate for one (1) week from the effectiveness of this Executive Order.

2. Hotels, inns, pension/lodging houses, and similar establishments shall require the presentation of a negative RT-PCR, Saliva, or Rapid Antigen test taken not later than at least 3 days before admission of guests. No guests shall be admitted for purposes of quarantine/isolation, except by those establishments identified by the City Health Office as quarantine/isolation facilities. The operation of ancillary establishments within the premises (i.e., restaurants, cafes, etc.) shall observe the relevant health protocols imposed by the City Government.

3. All other business establishments shall continue to observe the strict implementation of minimum health standards and implement their own policies and procedures in consonance and compliance with the health and sanitation protocols laid down by the City Government and health authorities on COVID-19 prevention.  

Read the full E.O. here:

Executive Order No. 2021-06... by iTacloban

—Tacloban News Update (Source: Tacloban CIO/CPDO)

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