ILOILO CITY – Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras II has urged his constituents to avoid going to Passi City in Iloilo province where there has been a surge in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.
“We have to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said Contreras in a public advisory.
Contreras issued the advisory after Passi City was placed under a two-week lockdown after it recorded more than 200 new COVID-19 cases in only a span of three days.
“Limit movement and travel to essential tasks only. Unless absolutely necessary, avoid going to or passing through Passi City,” Contreras said.
Passi City shares a border with Dumarao town of Capiz province. Both local governments of Passi City and Capiz have set up border checkpoints.
Passi City is an integral route for vehicles travelingto anywhere in Capiz, Iloilo and Aklan provinces. While there is lockdown, the local government of Passi is allowing those in transit to pass by.
In Contreras’ advisory, private vehicles should not stop at any point in the city.
“If you are in a passenger bus or any form of public transportation, wear your facemask and face shield properly at all times while in the vehicle. Practice physical distancing by seating yourself at least one seat away from all persons,” Contreras noted.