CAAP regional offices, airports remain operational amid enhanced community quarantine

Published March 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Richa Noriega

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced on Sunday that CAAP regional offices and airports will remain operational during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) (MANILA BULLETIN)
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) (MANILA BULLETIN)

However, airport operations are currently limited in accordance with the restrictions issued by local government units (LGUs), CAAP said in an advisory.

The agency added that it is actively coordinating with LGUs and airlines to ensure that passengers and cargo flights allowed under the community quarantine guidelines will be unhampered.

Meanwhile, CAAP intensified precautionary measures at its main office in Pasay City and more than 30 provincial ports in order to protect the flying public against the spread of COVID-19.

CAAP said thermal guns and cameras have been provided at its airports. Additional hand sanitizers and disinfectants were also made available in all passenger terminal buildings of CAAP-operated airports.

Last March 17, President Duterte placed the entire island of Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine” until April 12 following the rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

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