By Carla Bauto Deña
CAVITE – Governor Jonvic Remulla asked the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to allow the provincial government to keep on implementing the quarantine pass system in the province.
This was despite the announcement made by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año that quarantine passes will not be needed under the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila starting June 1.
Cavite has been under GCQ since May 16.
“Nagpaalam na po ako sa IATF na ang q-pass system ng Cavite ay valid pa rin,” Remulla said in his Facebook page morning of Saturday, May 30.
The governor also announced updated mall guidelines in the province.
“Q-pass holders at frontliners rule still applies,” he explained.
Malls will be allowed to operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while groceries, banks, and drug stores may open at 8 a.m. The time limit for shoppers will be extended to one hour and 30 minutes.
“Kapag banko, dentista, at government office ang sadya ay pwede inter-LGU (local government unit) ang customer. Kumuha lamang ng travel pass sa LGU,” the governor said. “Wala pa rin tawiran ng LGU para pumunta sa mall.”
Remulla said all the guidelines could still change in the coming weeks if the less restrictive modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) would be implemented in the province.