Baguio City

[UPDATED] Mayor Orders Strict Implementation of Age-Based Restrictions for Baguio City Minors

Mayor Benjamin Magalong has released an advisory on Monday, January 18, 2021, stating the strict implementation of aged-based stay-at-home-restrictions for minors in the City of Baguio.

According to Advisory No. 01-2021, an increase in the city’s mortality rate and  infection, and virus transmission were seen amongst minors especially after a post holiday break assessment by the local chief executive and health officials. This has resulted to an increase in hospital admissions for elderly and children.

To mitigate the possible clustering of cases among households, Mayor Magalong, along with the city’s health officials and members of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, have ordered the strict observance of Executive Order No. 159, series of 2020, for the next two weeks.

Executive Order No. 159 Series of 2020

According to the E.O No. 159 series of 2020,

  • All persons below the age of 15 or over the age of 65, pregnant women, or those with underlying health conditions and comorbidities shall stay in their residences at all times, except when:
    • To access food and basic necessities
    • To accomplish necessary errands
    • To attend to permitted activities
    • Attend to medical emergencies, or confirmed medical appointments with their health care providers, or to report for work.

    • Starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021 until February 1, 2021, minor below the age of 15, SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED to leave the home, even if accompanied by their families, except for medical purposes or other very exceptional emergency situations.

      Businesses and all establishments, including tourist spots, are advised to strictly implement this advisory.

      UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 19,2021

      For Tourists and Travelers with Minors

      According to the City Tourism Office, tourist and travelers those below 15 years old and above 65 years old who have approved travels and booked accommodations can still enter the city but are restricted within the hotel or accommodation establishment and its immediate environs, unless for emergencies.

      Our COVID-19 management and prevention practices can be done consistently, efficiently, and sustainably through the collective participation of everyone in our City- public servants, residents, and visitors alike. With this shared responsibility and cooperation between each and every one of us, our City will overcome this continuing bout with the pandemic. – Mayor Benjamin Magalong

      SOURCE: PIO-Baguio Baguio Tourism Office

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