BAGUIO CITY— The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has urged local government units (LGUs) to intensify the implementation of the PDITR (Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, and Reintegrate) strategy in order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease and mitigate its effects.
“We are appealing to our LGUs and to everyone's cooperation, particularly in the implementation of the PDITR strategy. We also urge our Kailyans to continue adhering to the minimum health standards, such as wearing a face mask and face shield, washing their hands regularly, and maintaining physical distance,” said DILG Officer-in-Charge Regional Director Araceli San Jose.
Meanwhile, DILG- Cordillera, as co-chair of the regional vaccination operations center, urged local governments (LGUs) and the general public to support the national government's vaccination program.
“We enjoin our local governments to be at the forefront of convincing their constituents to get vaccinated, particularly those in remote communities. It is only by achieving herd immunity as a result of the successful vaccination program will we have a fighting chance of ending the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.
She also stated that the region's vaccine hesitancy and mistrust in the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the national immunization program in general, will be addressed through the collaborative efforts of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).
Based on IATF Resolution No. 113-A on the quarantine classifications in the country, the provinces of Abra and Ifugao will be placed under MECQ for May 1-14, 2021 without prejudice to their reclassification as may be warranted and the declaration of Enhanced Community Quarantine in critical areas.
Apayao, Baguio City, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province in the region will be placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from May 1 to 31, 2021.