Pasig City doesn’t need quarantine passes -Mayor Vico Sotto

On Saturday, our house was one of the many homes that barangay personnel in Pasig City visited to issue a quarantine pass with. Apparently, to strengthen the already strict enhanced community quarantine implemented in Luzon, now only one person who has a quarantine pass can go out for food, medicine, and other essentials. However, this […]

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On Saturday, our house was one of the many homes that barangay personnel in Pasig City visited to issue a quarantine pass with. Apparently, to strengthen the already strict enhanced community quarantine implemented in Luzon, now only one person who has a quarantine pass can go out for food, medicine, and other essentials.

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However, this brought about some concerns such as:

  • What if the head of the household is over 60, isn’t that riskier for them to go out?
  • What if the one given the pass doesn’t know how to drive?
  • What if the one given the pass suddenly gets sick?

Today, Sunday, Pasig City Mayo Vico Sotto clarified with the PNP NCRPO and Joint Task Force CV SHIELD that a quarantine pass is unnecessary.

“We do NOT need Quarantine Passes WITHIN Pasig jurisdiction,” the mayor wrote on Facebook.

He added:

Malinaw naman ang exemptions sa strict home quarantine. Wag na natin dagdagan ng requirements. Magiging karagdagang person-to-person contact at waiting time lang ito (imbis na makapunta ka ng mabilis sa tindahan, bumili ng pagkain, at umuwi na rin kaagad.)

Isa pa, useless ang 1 per household quarantine pass na valid para sa buong quarantine period, dahil tatanungin pa rin naman ng pulis o brgy kung ano ang purpose nila sa paglabas ng bahay.

Basta’t gawin na lang natin SIMPLE… kung hindi para sa trabaho, medikal, o para bumili ng pagkain/supplies… STAY HOME.

Again, the mayor can’t emphasize enough to stay home for non-essential travel.

In a desperate bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon until April 12.

This imposed a strict home quarantine in all households. Public transportation is suspended. Provision for food and essential health services is regulated. The presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures is heightened.

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