One other village in Boracay on lockdown

STRICT PROTOCOLS The few vacationers on Boracay, in addition to residents, need to observe strict well being protocols amid the continued spike in COVID-19 instances that prompted a lockdown on components of the island. —JACK JARILLA

ILOILO CITY—One other village on Boracay was positioned on lockdown because the rise within the instances on the island well-known for its white sand seashores and resorts entered its third week.

The municipal authorities of Malay in Aklan province, which has jurisdiction over Boracay, positioned on a two-week lockdown Zone 1 of Barangay Yapak from April 15 to April 29.

The lockdown on Yapak got here barely a day after the lifting of the lockdown in your complete Balabag village and two zones in Barangay Manoc-Manoc.

The overall variety of instances on the island has reached 169, of which 45 are nonetheless energetic, in accordance with native well being authorities.

Prohibited actions

However even with the loosening of restrictions in Balabag and Manoc-Manoc villages, a number of actions are nonetheless prohibited on the island.

The operation of bars stays suspended in addition to stay exhibits in eating places and meals parks.

Nonessential gatherings like events and celebrations are additionally prohibited.

The curfew on the island stays from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The island, which depends on tourism, has been reeling from the cancellation of bookings from vacationers after Metro Manila and the provinces of Laguna, Bulacan, Cavite and Rizal had been positioned on lockdown.

The native outbreak prompted extra cancellations.

From April 1 to April 11, 746 vacationers visited the island or a every day common of 67. That is considerably decrease than the every day common of 700 to just about 1,000 since December when vacationer arrivals began to select up.

Journey from Metro Manila and the 4 neighboring provinces in addition to from Davao and Cebu cities to Western Visayas stay suspended.

The Inter-Company Job Pressure on the Administration of Rising Infectious Ailments prolonged the journey ban to the area as much as April 19.

—NESTOR BURGOS JR. INQ



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