By Marjaleen Ramos
The implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in the province of Bohol will be still in effect until the end of the month, the provincial government confirmed on Sunday.
In Executive Order No. 31 dated Friday and released Sunday, Bohol Governor Arthur Yap said the province-wide GCQ will be extended from June 16 to June 30 to “curtail the continued threats” of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“In view of the current realities and the threat of COVID-19, there is a need to further extend the Province-Wide General Community Quarantine in the Province of Bohol and continue the imposition of all quarantine measures, such as, but not limited to the imposition of a province-wide curfew and home quarantine, partial liquor ban, mandatory use of face masks, regulated operation of business establishments, the imposition of one-household-one-pass policy, while at the same time, reopened businesses will continue operating under the new normal in line with national standards,” the EO said.
The gradual reopening of the food industry and restaurants will also be permitted, but only at 30 percent capacity, in line with the recommendations of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
“Provided that venue capacity allows for social distancing protocols, and provided further, that such establishments are compliant with the proper protocols and minimum standards prescribed by the DTI and IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force], and subject to inspection and approval of the Mayor,” the EO read.
“Establishments must obtain the required clearance from their respective City/Municipal Mayors to be allowed dine-in operations on a thirty percent (30 percent) capacity after showing compliance with the minimum health standards and guidelines imposed by the IATF and DTI,” it added.
Religious gatherings will also be allowed, but limited to only 25 percent capacity.
“Celebration of fiestas shall continue to be held on a personal and private level,” the order read.