Vax Card Even before the Sangguniang Panglalawigan ng Cavite (SP) approved the ‘no vax card, no entry’ ordinance, it was already implemented in the town of Tanza a week before. Photo by Dennis Abrina.

Cavite enact restrictions on unvaxxed persons

January 15, 2022 Dennis Abrina 437 views

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite — Provincial Governor Juanito Victor ‘Jonvic’ Remulla Jr. has officially signed into provincial law after the provincial board passed the ordinance imposing mobility restrictions on unvaccinated persons for Coronavirus or Covid-19 in the entire province

The Provincial Board led by Vice Governor and Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Presiding Officer Ramon ‘Jolo’ Revilla III passed the Provincial Ordinance No. 341-2022 on their 123rd regular session via teleconference on Monday, January 10, banning unvaccinated individuals from public transportation unless they need access to essential goods or services.

The ordinance, who was sponsored by Cavite 6th district board member Kerby Salazar, chair committee on health, nutrition, and population also orders unvaccinated individuals to take a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test every two weeks at their own expense.

Unvaccinated individuals need to present a negative COVID-19 test result before being admitted for onsite work.

The order covers non-Cavite residents who are working and traveling to the province.

The said ordinance bans unvaccinated individuals from indoor and outdoor dining in food establishments and leisure trips to malls, hotels, events places, sports clubs, and similar venues.

Unvaccinated persons are prohibited from public transportation by land, air, and sea except on buying essential goods and services.

The order, however, allows them to do outdoor physical exercises within their general area of residences like their barangay, subdivision, or village.

Based on the ordinance, the restrictions will be lifted when the entire province is downgraded to Alert Level II. Cavite was among other provinces in Calabarzon that placed under Alert Level III until January 31, 2022.

To control the rise of cases of Covid in the province, Cavite SP also passed Provincial Ordinance no. 342-2022 sponsored by Cavite 8th district board member Reyniel Ambion, setting the 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. curfew in the province.

Cavite has 10,616 active cases, 809 of which are new cases as of 3:00 p.m. of January 14, 2022 on the 139,907 total confirmed Covid-19 cases in the province, 125, 927 were recovered and 3,364 deaths were recorded.

Co-sponsors of the Ordinance and present during the online session are Board members Davey Chua and Rommel Enriquez of District 1; Edwin Malvar and Aba Gawaran of District 2, Jeffrey Asistion and Dennis Lacson of District 3, Fulgencio Dela Cuesta Jr of Dasmariñas City; Ivee Reyes and Alston Kevin Anarna of District 5; Kerby Salazar and Felix ‘Jango’ Grepo of lone District of General Trias City; Ping Remulla and Lito Langit of District 7; Reyniel Ambion and Virgilio Varias of 8th District; Niko Austria of Cavite Councilors League and Jerome Napoleon Gonzales of SK Federation of Cavite.