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Travel authority, health certificates not required in entering Kidapawan City – Mayor Evangelista

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Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista has issued an executive order, removing the required travel authority and health certificates to essential and non-essential travelers in the city.

EO No. 022, series of 2021, which Evangelista issued Tuesday, March 2, adopts the provisions of national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) resolution on uniform travel protocol.

“Only those exhibiting symptoms upon arrival in Kidapawan City shall be subjected to the existing quarantine protocol,” Evangelista said in the EO.

He said those coming from areas classified under general community quarantine (GCQ) “shall be highly encouraged but not compelled” to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours.

The local chief executive also directed the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) to “highly encourage” all travelers entering the city as their destination to “voluntarily” undergo home quarantine for at least seven days from arrival.

The traveler shall not include persons who are 15 years old and below, as well as 65 years old and above, as well as those categorized as Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs).

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