The report includes COVID-19 case update, curfew, malls schedule and social distancing.
CASE UPDATE- As of 6PM today, March 15, 2020, there are a total of 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. Most of these cases are in the National Capital Region (NCR).
- 11 deaths have been confirmed in the country, 7 of which are from the NCR.
- There are 3 new confirmed cases in Taguig City bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4.
- All 4 cases in Taguig are in hospitals where they are isolated and being treated.
- The City continues to implement strict measures to curb the spread of the virus. CEDSU and DOH have actively pursued contact tracing on all cases. All areas relevant to this contact tracing have been thoroughly disinfected and secured. The City is continuously working with all stakeholders to protect everyone.
CURFEW- A curfew is now being strictly imposed in the City from 8PM to 5AM, except for essential travel like going to and from work, addressing emergencies and buying basic supplies.
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MALLS- All malls in the City are closed to limit movement and minimize congregation. However, establishments that provide essential services like supermarkets and groceries, drugstores, banks and restaurants that provide takeout and delivery services should remain open.
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SOCIAL DISTANCING- All offices and establishments in the City shall make a social distancing plan for their spaces, adhering to the Department of Health guidelines of 1-meter distance for all customers and employees. Those who cannot comply will be asked to temporarily close, until they are able to comply.
- For elevators, lines and waiting areas, social distancing will be strictly enforced. All building managers are enjoined to strictly comply or temporarily close until they are able to comply.
- For public transportation, we will strictly implement the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) regulation for public utility vehicles (PUVs) to be disinfected as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. Through Memorandum Circular 2020-005, the LTFRB required PUV operators to properly sanitize their fleet before deploying vehicles including jeepneys, tricycles and buses.
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SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD PASSES 2 KEY LEGISLATION-In a special session this afternoon, the Sangguniang Panlungsod duly approved and unanimously passed two key legislation adopting the resolutions of the Metro Manila Council in order to stop the spread of COVID-19: (1) close malls and similar establishments and (2) impose an 8PM- 5AM curfew in the City of Taguig.
- We remind our citizens to stay home as much as possible and and avoid unnecessary travel. The Local Government and National Government are working closely in an all-of-government approach to keep our City and Country safe. We appeal to everyone to cooperate and be vigilant.
Source: Taguig LGU
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