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Bukidnon imposes travel restrictions

CAGAYAN de Oro City–The province of Bukidnon imposed travel restrictions effective Tuesday while ordering all incoming drivers and passengers passing through border checkpoints to undergo health protocols.

Bukidnon is a province abating south of Misamis Oriental’s borders and is considered is the shortest way to Davao via the Bukidnon-Davao national highway road.

Provincial Governor Jose Maria Zubiri, Jr. issued an Executive Order cancelling all public and private activities, closure of private resorts, spas and entertainment houses in the landlocked province of Bukidnon.

Zubiri’s executive order also limit the movement of government workers except those rendering vital services to sustain the operation of the provincial government, health workers and the members of the press.

All passengers of incoming private and public vehicles shall undergo the thermal scanning while the driver must present government issued identification card, travel history, address and contact numbers.

Zubiri ordered the joint police and military forces to strictly inspect all passengers of incoming private and public vehicles passing through the Bukidnon borders.

The requirements are in consonance with the protocol issued by the Department of Health (DOH) as precautionary measures to detect and prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 virus, Zubiri said.

Zubiri also directed Bukdinon residents, especially the elderly with illnesses and other old-age related diseases, to stay at home.

He said that those who would resist and defy the Executive Order would be dealt with the full force of the law.

On Monday, Senator Miguel Zubiri, the eldest son of Gov. Zubiri admitted to have been diagnosed positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Sen. Zubiri, who maintained that he has no travel history, underwent a routine COVID-19 check along with the members of the Senate and Cabinet officials when diagnosed positive with the COVID-19 virus.


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