Digos City placed under enhanced quarantine


Mayor Josef Cagas has placed the city under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to further heighten existing measures aimed at containing the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

An executive order signed by Cagas on Wednesday imposed a “lockdown” on the city’s borders beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Under ECQ, all government offices must work from home and leave minimal employees to continue work in offices except those involved in security, health, sanitation, information, and disaster, who must continue to work on full operations.

Likewise, all business establishments and public markets must close at 6 p.m., except for hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, drug stores, funeral homes, gas stations, telecommunications, business process outsourcing industry, and public utilities.

The operations of mass transportations have been suspended.

Persons with legitimate banking transactions “such as but not limited to credit payments, cash withdrawals, and deposits and check encashment, shall be allowed to enter the city upon presentation of proof of said transaction.”

The EO also said businessmen selling food products or operating food businesses outside this city “may enter and exit only once a week to buy ingredients and products as long as they present proof of their businesses.”

“Food delivery vehicles or supply chains coming from outside of this city and service vehicles on emergency repairs like transmission companies may enter, provided proper identifications are being presented,” it added.

It said workers and residents working outside the city are allowed to go out and return to the city “provided that they will show valid identification card and proof of employment.” (PNA)