Lockdown imposed in Rizal province to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has led to many places imposing lockdowns and quarantines to prevent its spread. With this, Acting Rizal Province Governor Reynaldo San Juan Jr. ordered a lockdown in the province starting Monday, April 6 starting at 8 am.

Lockdown sa Lalawigan ng RizalSa bisa ng Executive Order No. 14, series of 2020 na pinirmahan ni Acting Rizal Governor…

Posted by Lalawigan ng Rizal (Official) on Saturday, April 4, 2020

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A Facebook post on April 5 states that this lockdown is to protect the entire province from the entry and possible carriers of COVID-19. The post also said that people who aren’t residents of the province are barred from entering the province, except for those who are exempted by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease like health workers and emergency frontliners.

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Additionally, the order states that cargo trucks and vehicles that carry food are still allowed to enter the province. There will also be an express lane for donations to frontliners and hospitals, and public transport will be suspended during the lockdown. San Juan says that this lockdown is effective until lifted.


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