MARAWI CITY, Mar. 20 (PIA) — Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal A. Adiong Jr. has asked the public to cooperate and observe the guidelines of the enhanced community quarantine.
Adiong and City Mayor Majul Gandamra has issued Joint Executive Order (EO) No. 002 placing the province, including Marawi City, in an enhanced community quarantine as part of a continuous push to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
“If we want COVID-19 to be gone, don’t go out of our house. Cooperate and observe the guidelines. If you have questions, our hotlines are available,” Adiong said.
Under EO 002, entry into the province by residents and non-residents, regardless of the mode of travel, is strictly prohibited. Likewise, travel within the province from a municipality to Marawi and vice-versa, or within different municipalities is strictly prohibited.
Thus, Lanao del Sur residents are given 48 hours from the implementation of the EO to return to their respective residences.
Exempted on this prohibition are medical doctors, personnel working in the health and emergency frontline services, humanitarian aid and medical mission from recognized national and international organizations, national government and BARMM officials and employees who are deployed within the province to prevent the spread of COVID-19, members of the PNP and AFP, officials and employees government agencies and local government units within the province, and government employees working outside the province but are residing within Lanao del Sur.
Residents may be allowed movement within the province to access basic necessities with at most two representatives per household upon prior written clearance from the Punong barangay or the local chief executive.
Cargoes consisting of basic commodities and necessities will not be unhampered. Supply chain vehicles and delivery vehicles are allowed entry and egress provided the owners, drivers and helpers will unload the cargoes without delay and leave the province immediately after unloading.
Media personnel are allowed to travel within the province provided they secure an identification card from the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force. (IATF).
The EO also requires “strict” home quarantine in all households. Residents with travel history abroad and local areas with COVID-19 cases within the past 14 days are considered as Persons Under Monitoring and shall be immediately subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Congregational Friday prayers, ijtima/johor, multaqa,and madrasah/toril classess are also temporarily suspended.
Meanwhile, private construction companies with existing urgent government projects within the province are directed to submit a maximum of three names of their personnel who will be allowed to enter Marawi or any municipality only to continue their project operations.
All business establishments will also be closed except for grocery stores, sari-sari stores, pharmacies, medical clinics, food preparation and delivery services, water refilling stations, financial institutions, telecommunication supplies and facilities, and other establishments that provide basic necessities.
Mass public transport facilities are likewise suspended unless allowed by the Provincial IATF. For private transport, vehicles with more than two passengers are not allowed in observance of social distancing measures. Moreover, drivers of single motorcycles are not allowed to carry any passenger. (APB/PIA-ICIC)