Travellers from NCR Plus barred from Camarines Norte until April 18
LEGAZPI CITY—The province of Camarines Norte will continue to deny entry to travellers from the National Capital Region (NCR) and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal until April 18 to prevent the spread of coronavirus from these hotspots.
In an advisory on Tuesday (April 6), Gov. Edgardo Tallado said individuals coming from NCR and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) are considered health threats and barred from entering Camarines Norte. The order has been in force since March 29.
Lawyer Don Culvera, COVID-19 incident commander of of Camarines Norte, said checkpoints would remain at villages in the towns of Sta. Elena and Basud and other areas that could be used as access to the province.
The Daet-Manila-Daet bus route has been suspended.
Entry into Camarines Norte is allowed for persons with necessary travel and those involved in the transport of essential goods from the NCR and Calabarzon but provided that they present proof of negative coronavirus test results and other documents.
Culvera said only essential and medical travel are allowed for residents leaving the province but individuals entering Camarines Norte from other parts of the Bicol region would be required to present medical certificates and travel passes for entry.
Data from the Department of Health in Bicol showed Camarines Norte has the fewest COVID-19 cases in the region.
As of Monday (April 5), the DOH recorded 179 cases in Camarines Norte, 1,175 in Albay, 233 in Catanduanes, 732 in Masbate, 816 in Sorsogon, 2,451 in Camarines Sur and 24 other cases.
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