Cavite Governor, Jonvic Remulla, has announced that he is placing the entire Province of Cavite under Calibrated Quarantine Operations (CQO), which includes a 24-hour curfew from May 1 to 15, to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the province.
According to the governor, he met with the leaders of the different cities and municipalities that comprise Cavite. They all agreed to enforce the following from 12:01 AM of May 1 to 5:00 AM of May 15:
A 24-hour curfew will be enforced in the entire Cavite. Those who possess a valid quarantine pass may be out until 6:00 PM only. Frontliners (medical, LGU, armed forces), food handlers or those who are employed in groceries, restaurants and public markets; financial services employees; gas station employees; relief operatiopns; are exempted from the 24-hour curfew.
Essential services like food delivery and service (no restaurants), gas stations, and financial services may remain operational.
Istambay (standby/loitering) even in front of their homes, will be automatically arrested for violation of quarantine protocols, no questions asked. People gathering in groups will face automatic arrest, even if any are in possession of a valid quarantine pass. In the same manner, jogging, biking, Zumba or any exercise and leisure-related activities will be prohibited.
The governor also instructed his constituents to enforce the mandatory wearing of face masks as an additional precaution to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.
Checkpoints will be positioned at all major roads and secondary roads across Cavite, which will be manned by a maximum of 4 people at any given time, excluding PNP and AFP personnel.
Food delivery services
The governor has made it clear that since food delivery services e.g.: GrabFood, Angkas, Lalamove, etc. are “part of essential businesses,” they will still be allowed to continue providing their services to their patrons.
Leisure motorcycle riding to take advantage of the traffic-free streets is still prohibited and violators could now face arrest under the CQO protocols.