TOURISTS coming to Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan for trip are required to have a barangay move in order that they might be allowed to roam anyplace, a neighborhood government mentioned.
Throughout a group handle Friday night time, April 2, 2021, Malay performing mayor Floribar Bautista mentioned the barangay move is supposed for police enforcers to find out whether or not move holders are residents or vacationers.
Bautista on Thursday positioned the entire Balabag village underneath enhanced group quarantine starting April 1. Zones 5 and 6 of Balabag and Zones 1 to 7 of Barangay Manomanoc have been positioned underneath “surgical lockdown” attributable to rising Covid-19 instances.
Bautista mentioned based mostly on the report of the Municipal Well being Workplace, as of Thursday, there have been 139 Covid-19 instances recorded in Malay city, most of which got here from this resort island.
Of the mentioned quantity, 80 have been energetic and all have been residents of Boracay.
Dr. Athena Magdamit mentioned the spike in Covid-19 instances right here was attributed to a vacationer from Quezon Metropolis, who visited Boracay within the final week of March. The undisclosed vacationer, who turned out to be optimistic for the virus, reportedly attended a celebration at a resort.
“We’re nonetheless conducting investigation to the resorts if it had adopted well being protocols through the occasion,” Magdamit mentioned.
Police Main Don Dicksie De Dios., chief of the Malay police, mentioned they’d deployed a whole bunch of personnel everywhere in the island to make sure that well being protocols have been strictly being adopted each by residents and vacationers.
The personnel included drive multipliers corresponding to these coming from the Philippine Navy, barangay volunteers, amongst others.
In response to a report from the Malay Tourism Workplace, from March 1 to twenty-eight, Boracay had been visited by 17,193 vacationers. Of the mentioned quantity, 9,913 got here from the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR), adopted by Calabarzon with 3,801 and people coming from Western Visayas with 2,204.
The remainder got here from totally different areas of the nation.
Though NCR together with some areas in Calabarzon had been positioned on ECQ, Boracay stays open to vacationers coming from different areas and is classed underneath the modified basic group quarantine class. (SunStar Philippines)