Children over age 10 still not allowed in CDO malls despite IATF advisory

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In accordance with Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 95, children aged 10 years old and above residing in places under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), can now go out and enter malls and other establishments starting Feb 1.

However, this courtesy is not extended to children in Cagayan de Oro. City Mayor Oscar Moreno said, in a press briefing last Friday, January 22, 2021, that children who are 10 years old and above are still not allowed to go out of their homes as  the city’s performance in suppressing the virus should be improved first before quarantine restrictions are relaxed.

Kasabot ko, wala gyud koy problema ana pero hinay-hinay lang ta. I-improve sa nato ang atong performance sa pag-suppress sa virus,” Moreno expresses.

In Dec of last year, as per Executive Order No. 165, the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases in the city for the past several weeks has prompted the local government unit to allow persons aged 15-65 years old to leave home for non-essential purposes for as long as they comply with the minimum public health standards. 

Moreno is firm on keeping this regulation as is because the novel coronavirus is still highly infectious and the new variant is twice as.C

Reina Margaret Gwynette Villamor

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