BANGUED, Abra – The province will start to arrest unvaccinated individuals roaming its streets or inside offices or establishments after a recently passed ordinance by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan took effect Wednesday.
Provincial Ordinance No. 343, series of 2022 was approved on third and final reading on January 18 and will be implemented 15 days after its approval or Wednesday, February 2, regulating the movement of unvaccinated individuals.
The ordinance has ordered unvaccinated individuals to stay at home except when one needs to buy essential needs or seek medical attention.
They are not allowed to enter business establishments, offices, restaurants.
They are also prohibited from going to sports events, as well as sports, leisure and entertainment venues.
They are also banned from riding in public transportation.
Said individuals are also required to submit a negative RT-PCR test every other week if they go to work.
Barangay officials, municipal employees and the police are now deputized to arrest individuals who violate said ordinance.
The Abra Provincial Health Office reported that 15,666 of the population remain unvaccinated against Covid-19.