Pursuant to Executive Order No. 19-C issued by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo both residents and non-residents need Quarantine Passes to access essential goods and services at the malls, public market, supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential business establishments in the city.
Sunday footages show light traffic and fewer crowds in major streets and establishments even on Mother’s Day as the City Government imposes restrictions on movement and transportation for non-residents while under General Community Quarantine until May 31, 2020.
Mayor Remollo earlier ordered that Sundays are reserved for Dumaguete residents to do their shopping and other tasks as residents from 1st and 2nd Districts are allowed entry on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while those from the 3rd District can enter the city establishments on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only.
Prior to the imposition of the Easy Access Pass, authorities particularly Mayor Remollo and even ordinary citizens, were alarmed of the sudden surge of vehicles and people from all over the province choking the streets of Dumaguete City and crowded business establishments hence compromising the early successes in preventing local transmission of COVID-19.
Mayor Remollo urges the members of the public to cooperate and follow health protocols so we could sustain our fight to keep the city and province free from the dreaded virus.
Non-residents are not allowed on Sundays, which is reserved for residents only. Health workers and emergency cases are exempted from the requirement of passes.
Enforcers are also instructed to strictly impose the use of face masks, social/physical distancing and frequent disinfection.