By Liezle Basa-Inigo
DAGUPAN CITY – The province of Pangasinan will remain under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until May 15.
This was announced by Governor Amado Espino III after he extended the ECQ in the province, pursuant to National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 29 that was approved by President Duterte.
Under the Executive Order (EO) No. 022-2020 or the implementing guidelines on the extended ECQ issued Thursday, the movement of people will still be limited to accessing basic necessities such as food and medicine.
The order also mandated that uniformed personnel and quarantine officers will continue to enforce quarantine rules.
Those 20 years old and below, senior citizens, will still be mandated to stay home.
“Persons who are considered to be at a high risk of being infected, including infants, and elderly, those who are immune-compromised and pregnant women are strictly prohibited from leaving their homes,” the EO read.
The province-wide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. will still be in effect.
The executive order also states that operation of supermarkets, public and private wet markets, grocery stores, and other retail establishments engaged in the selling of basic necessities will now be for a maximum period of 12 hours.
Health workers, security services, emergency responders, funeral services, daily essentials, essentials goods delivery, telecommunications, water, and energy companies, sanitation services, among others, will be exempted from strict home quarantine.
They shall be required to show proper documentation like valid government-issued ID, passport, travel itinerary, among others, the EO said.