Metro Manila Residents May Go Out For COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment amid ECQ
METRO MANILA RESIDENTS – The whole Metro Manila will be under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from August 6-20 but those who are set for a COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to go out from their house.
The Department of Health (DOH) previously confirmed local transmission of the Delta variant of COVID-19. It is known for its higher transmissibility and is currently the variant of concern.
The Delta variant caused the collapse of the healthcare system in India amid the flock of COVID-19 patients. It caused a spike in the cases in Indonesia, Thailand, United States, and Malaysia among several other countries.
Currently, PH is preparing for the possibilities following the confirmation of local transmissions of the variant of concern in the country. Hospitals were told to prepare for a possible spike in the cases.
Furthermore, Metro Manila is set to be under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) starting August 6, 2021 until August 20, 2021. It is the strictest community quarantine measure for two weeks.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Metro Manila residents who are set to receive their COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to go outdoors. Speaking to TeleRadyo, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that they just have to present their vaccination card or the text message or notice from the local government as proof of their vaccination appointment.
According to Malaya, cargo delivery vehicles are allowed to go in and out Metro Manila. Other vehicles will go through the checkpoint. Aside from the Metro Manila residents who are set for vaccination, essential workers are also allowed outdoors amid the ECQ.
Currently, PH is restricting the entry of travelers from Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and several other countries that recorded cases of COVID-19 Delta variant.
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