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Prevention/control of transmission of 2019 novel corona virus

  • calendar

    11 February 2020

  • location

    Palawan Province, Philippines



Palawan Provincial Ordinance No.2219-20 states that all local government units within the territorial jurisdiction of the province of Palawan shall observe the strict implementation of policies and practices to prevent the transmission of novel corona virus.

The Ordinance underlines the need for mandatory self-isolation for individuals experiencing symptoms that could be a sign of the virus. It also urges the prohibition of travel outside Palawan and monitoring of tourists.

Further, anyone who has been to any part of China, including its Special Administrative Regions, within 14 days prior to arrival at their port of entry is temporarily banned from entering the province, except permanent residents of Filipino Nationals, who shall be quarantined or voluntarily self-isolated for such number of days as the local health officer shall determine.

The Bureau of Quarantine shall conduct boarding formalities, quarantine, inspection/examination, surveillance and clearance on all vessels (passenger/cruise ship, cargo, container, bulk carrier, tanker, etc.) calling on ports in Palawan, regardless of whether cleared already in other ports in the country.

Vessels calling in the province’s ports must complete a Health Declaration checklist for all passengers and crew.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in the Philippines, contact GAC Philippines at philippines@gac.com