Home quarantine

On January 31, 2020, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Bicol Region issued Memorandum Circular No. 2020-018 “Guides to Action Against “Coronavirus”.”

On February 3, 2020, the Office of the City Mayor, City of Naga issued Executive Order No. 2020-004 “Creating the Infection Prevention and Control Task Force.”

On March 16, 2020, a Memorandum from the Executive Secretary on Community Quarantine Over the Entire Luzon and Further Guidelines for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation announced “the imposition of an Enhanced Community Quarantine and the Stringent Social Distancing Measures over the entire Luzon, including the National Capital Region (NCR), effective 00:00 (12 a.m.) of 17 March 2020 and expiring on 00:00 (12 a.m.) of 13 April 2020.”

Part of it states that “A strict home quarantine shall be observed in all households; movement shall be limited to accessing basic necessities; provision for food and essential health services shall be regulated; and there will be heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures.”

On March 19, 2020, the Office of the City Mayor, City of Naga issued a Memorandum Order “Mga Bagong Panundon sa Implementasyon kan Enhanced Community Quarantine sa Naga” describing a “Home Quarantine Leave Pass.” (I am unable to translate the document to English.)

Last March 23, 2020, I received the Home Quarantine Leave Pass shown below. It is printed grayscale on glossy paper with a hardly-noticeable dry seal.  It allows me to leave my residence during given hours on three given days of the week.

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