Climaco asks IATF to stop making Zambo City as ROFs point of referral
ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) – Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has appealed to the National Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (NIATF-EID) to discontinue the city's designation as a point of referral for returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) coming from Malaysia.
ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) – Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has appealed to the National Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (NIATF-EID) to discontinue the city’s designation as a point of referral for returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) coming from Malaysia.for local government units.Carpio accepts Duterte’s West PH Sea debate challenge Roque also confirmed to INQUIRER.Genalyn Kabiling Travelers from National Capital Region (NCR) Plus can soon be allowed to fly to tourist spots under a point-to-point or bubble arrangement.
(Photo from Beng Climaco’s official Facebook page/ MANILA BULLETIN) She said Saturday the national government should establish facilities in the provinces of Tawi Tawi and Sulu for the ROFs instead of sending them to the city.Shipping firms, she said, should prepare a list of the passengers and drop them at their places of origin.” Pasay City has the country’s main gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, as well as stations in both the MRT-3 and LRT-1.Under her proposals, ROFs who are non-residents may only be accepted provided they would exit the city within three to five days.net from Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, accommodation establishments in tourist destinations must secure a certificate of authority to operate for point-to-point air travel leisure.Last year, NIATF-EID chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.(The domestic air travel will be canceled while international travel will be restricted.said the mayor volunteered to make the city a transit area for ROFs from Malaysia.“Inaprubahan at in-adopt ng inyong IATF ang guidelines on point-to-point air travel for leisure purposes from the NCR Plus areas of the DOT (The IATF approved and adopted the guidelines on point-to-point air travel for leisure purposes from the NCR Plus areas of the DOT),” Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said over state television Friday, May 7.
However, Salazar said she has since changed her mind out of concern that the new UK-COVID variant has reached Malaysia.Kaya sa tingin ko po yan ay kailangan din maano po ang IATF,” she added.She noted that the Malaysian government has scheduled the deportation of more than 5,000 deportees, most of whom would be transiting here.Meantime, the city’s COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 93 percent following the recent recovery of 39 patients, according to the Zamboanga City COVID-19 tracker released Saturday.Also, declaring ECQ is one thing but managing it is another.The recent recoveries put the total number of recovered cases since last year to 3,784.This city also tallied seven new cases, according to the tracker, bringing the total confirmed cases to 4,060 as of February 10.) JE.The improved health care capacity rate, however, is among the factors reportedly being studied if NCR Plus can deescalate to general community quarantine.
Of the total cases, community transmission remains the top mode of infections, at 3,152 cases.Data also showed that this city’s active cases were at 99 in the same period, comprising mostly of community-transmitted infections.At least 184 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded here since the pandemic broke out in March last year, the latest data said..
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