December 4, 2022

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (PIATF) has ordered a mandatory 14-day community quarantine starting Jan. 25 in all municipalities following this city’s order of a lockdown similar to an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
In an advisory Jan. 22, the PIATF chaired by Gov. Ferdinand Tubban made the announcement after approving the city government’s recommendation for a lockdown, which started Jan. 24.
Quarantine passes have been issued to households in the city where only one member will be allowed to go out to buy essentials.
Mayor Darwin Estranero said all residents will be required to stay home for the duration to allow contact tracing to be fully done.
Meanwhile, the other seven towns were placed on different community quarantine classifications on Jan. 25.
Rizal, Lubuagan, Tanudan, and Balbalan have been placed under modified ECQ; Pasil and Tinglayan under general community quarantine, and Pinukpuk under modified GCQ.
According to the advisory, the areas were classified according to the containment strategy matrix provided in Memorandum Circular 2, s. 2020 and the area health risk level matrix of the National Task Force against Covid-19.
Rizal, Lubuagan, Tanudan, Balbalan, and Tabuk City are among the 16 local government units nationwide that were earlier classified by the Department of Health as critical epidemic areas. – Jesse Maguiya