By Ralph John Mijares
ROXAS CITY—Governor Esteban Evan Contreras is taking caution in letting Capiznons from other provinces enter Capiz due to the COVID-19 pandemic. n
In his April 30 edition of the nightly Facebook program “Governor’s Update” on the Capiz Kabalaka Information Center, Contreras said that once guidelines have been provided by the Interagency Task Force, they will allow Capiznons from other provinces to enter.
Contreras expressed concern over allow too many Capiznons from other places to enter, which could cause the [rapid] spread of the disease.
“May gamay nga hesitation kay tungod kon dumamo sila kadto basi kon hindi kaya ang kadamuon kag maoverwhelm kita. Basi may mag-positive. That’s why nagpadala kita bulig sa aton mga kauturan sa iban nga probinsya and we will continue to do so. Pati iban nga chief executives nagpadala man,” Contreras said.
The governor said he himself wants Capiznons from other provinces to go home but he is asking for understanding.
He also expressed concern over people as number of people going to Iloilo and Bacolod and testing positive of the disease.
“We don’t have much resources for additional quarantine kag sa PPEs [personal protective equipment] sa aton medical personnel diri,” Contreras said.
Contreras said that a letter has been sent reiterating the need to use RT-PCR Test for those coming to Capiz.
Provincial Administrator Edwin Monares said that per Sec. 10 of Executive Order No. 16, series of 2020, all Local Government Units (LGUs) must create their own community isolation or quarantine facility in their area.
The quarantine facility must adhere to the standards of the Department of Health, per E.O.