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Pasil temporarily bans entry of non-residents to curb the spread of COVID-19

Pasil, Kalinga – To contain the spread of the virus within the municipality and as a precaution against Omicron variant, the municipal government of Pasil decided to shut its borders to non-residents until the situation gets better.

The decision was implemented through Executive Order No. 2022-01 "banning entry of non-residents regardless of purpose" effective January 13, 2022, until further notice.

Mayor Alfredo “Chao-ig” Malannag Jr. issued the order following the reclassification of COVID-19 alert level in the entire province of Kalinga to Level 3 due to a surge of virus infections.

Activities and operations of establishments regulated

Localizing the general guidelines, the order also prohibits gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household; contact sports except those conducted under bubble-type set up; and face-to-face classes for basic education.

Allowed establishments and activities

Indoor venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, events (MICE) are allowed to be undertaken at a maximum of 30% venue capacity. The same capacity is set for conduct of in person religious gatherings and gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment, and funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19.

Other social events such as wedding receptions, concerts, parties and other celebrations shall follow the same maximum capacity as stated in the order.

Business establishments that have Safety Seal Certifications are allowed to operate at an additional 10 percent beyond the prescribed capacity.

Call for cooperation

Malannag asked cooperation among the people of Pasil and those planning to enter the municipality to abide by the protocols to protect themselves and their families. He advised his constituents who did not receive their COVID-19 dose yet to submit themselves at the nearest vaccination sites to reduce the impact of the virus in case of contact.

According to the report of Provincial Health Office, the municipality has 5 active COVID-19 cases as of January 12, with 686 total recoveries and 7 death.