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COVID-19 border checkpoints in Malay, Aklan terminated

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COVID-19 border checkpoints in Malay town in Aklan, which hosts the world-famous Boracay Island, have ended effective Feb. 16, acting Mayor Frolibar Bautista said.

Bautista issued Executive Order No. 5, lifting Executive Orders No. 4 and 4-A, which imposed the border checkpoints in reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Malay local government noted there are no confirmed cases or Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in its area. The Municipal Tourism Office recorded 3,697 tourist arrivals on Feb 14.

However, authorities will implement continuous monitoring for those with symptoms at Caticlan Jetty Port (https://dailyguardian.com.ph/malay-ends-covid-19-border-checkpoints/).

Earlier, at least 13 tourists were “caught” by members of the Border Patrol stationed in the boundary of Nabas and Malay towns.

The Border Patrols are composite team from the local police station, the PNP mobile force company, Philippine Army, Municipal Auxiliary Police, Malay Municipal Health Office and Municipal Tourism Office.

Members of Border Patrol flagged down tourist vans, buses, and even private vehicles to check on their documents if they made any recent trip to the areas mentioned.