BAGUIO CITY– The municipality of Tinglayan, Kalinga is now under lockdown from 7 to 21 December 2020.
Tinglayan Mayor Sacrament S. Gumilab on Sunday issued an executive order placing the municipality under to-or or enhanced community quarantine after receiving reports of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) surge in the barangays of Bangad, Lower Bangad, Centro Bangad, Upper Bangad and Poblacion.
Gumilab said even key officials and employees of the Tinglayan local government unit (LGU) were hit by the virus.
According to the mayor, the municipality already has a total of 98 cases since 16 November 2020 and the number is increasing very fast. The lockdown, he said can prevent, contain and eliminate the spread of Covid-19 in the municipality and facilitate contact tracing.
During the total lockdown, no person is allowed entrance in the municipality except those in transit in the national highway. Locally stranded individuals or returning residents of Tinglayan are also not allowed to enter as the municipality’s isolation units are already full of Covid-19 positive patients and their primary and secondary contacts.
Movements of residents are restricted in their respective barangays. They are reminded to practice minimum health protocols and strongly urged to remain in their homes at all times except when they access basic needs and medication within their barangay.
Only residents who need to go for medical attention or aid are allowed to go outside the municipality provided they are determined and recorded by their barangay’s personnel.
The officials of the barangay of Tinglayan are obliged to arrange for the acquisition and delivery of basic supplies and needs of their constituents. Each barangay is entitled to authorize one vehicle for the transportation of basic needs and supplies. Private vehicles with essential businesses are allowed to travel provided they secure barangay permits.