Alfonso, Cavite refuses entry to visitors without COVID-19 clearance

Published July 31, 2020, 4:46 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

ALFONSO, Cavite – In an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the municipal government is closing its doors to visitors without a health clearance certificate.

According to Mayor Randy Salamat, checkpoint frontliners and barangay officials will check visitors’ documents to ensure their compliance with the local protocol.

“Ito ay upang masiguro ang kaligtasan ng nakakarami dito sa ating bayan. Kaya ‘wag po sana kayo magagalit kung kayo ay mapauwi pansamantala hanggang wala pa kayong health certificate (This is to ensure the safety of the majority in our town. So please do  not be angry if you are sent home temporarily while you don’t yet have a health certificate),” Salamat wrote on his Facebook page.

The local government unit (LGU) also announced guidelines on the regulation of ambulant vendors or peddlers.

Vendors who are non-residents or have not been staying in Alfonso since March will not be allowed to do business within the municipality. Peddlers are also required to practice proper sanitation and abide by minimum health standards.

On Friday (July 31), the municipal government announced its 12th confirmed case of COVID-19. The agricultural town is trying to curb the local spread of the virus as its neighbors in Cavite grapple with surging cases over the past weeks.