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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Baguio City orders unvaxxed minors to be on home restrictions from Jan.21-31


Baguio City, Philippines - The city government of Baguio, through Executive Order No. 12 series of 2022, ordered unvaccinated individuals aged 17 and below to stay-at-home starting today, January 21 to 31, 2022.


City Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued the order on January 19 as a proactive response to protect the minors who are considered being at risk from COVID-19, especially with the presence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant in the city.


City Health Services Office reported that out of the 4,607 active COVID-19 cases in the city as of January 18, 246 or 5.3% are minors below the age of 12, noting that vaccination for the group is not yet available.

Exemption


According to the order, only unvaccinated minors who are required to attend to an indispensable transaction that requires physical presence, or to seek medical reasons, may be allowed to go out.


The order likewise permits minors to move out for recreational or wellness activities in outdoor areas such as parks, gardens hiking, and biking trails, outdoor non-contact sports courts, and venues, and Al Fresco seating in dine-in establishments.


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