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Cadiao extends MGCQ in Antique until month-end

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Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao extended the province’s low-risk modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) up to January 31.

In Executive Order No. 01, Series of 2021 issued on January 15, Cadiao cited the order of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases for such.

Public health safety protocols and the requirements for returning residents or locally stranded individuals would remain the same:

* notice of acceptance or coordination from receiving municipal local government unit (LGU)

* medical certificate from place of origin declaring they are not persons under monitoring or persons under investigation and neither have other infectious diseases

* travel authority from the municipality/city police of origin

* health risk assessment; and

* 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Antique at the community isolation facility of the receiving municipality

The symptomatic may undergo a rapid diagnostic test on the seventh day of quarantine. They may be allowed to complete their remaining quarantine days at home if they test negative for the virus. (https://bit.ly/3qtJ2uv)

On one hand, the asymptomatic with negative test results from their place of origin with validity of seven days from specimen collection date shall undergo a health risk assessment and be subjected to local quarantine.

Returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) who have completed the 14-day facility quarantine and have negative test results from their point of origin shall be assisted and transported to their homes. They will no longer be re-swabbed and quarantined by the receiving LGU.

Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams will closely monitor their health status and report immediately to the Municipal Health Office for any development of signs and symptoms.

ROFs who have not completed their 14-day quarantine but with negative test results from their point of origin can complete their remaining quarantine days (from date of arrival in the Philippines) at the receiving LGUs’ identified quarantined facility.

Also a part of the extended MGCQ is the curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Exempted from the curfew are authorized persons outside the residence, nightshift essential workers, persons with medical needs or emergencies, and persons availing of urgent legal aid.