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Taguig City to limit movement of unvaxxed

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The city government of Taguig is now implementing measures to restrict the movement of individuals unvaccinated against COVID-19.

Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano said the Taguig’s Safe City Task Force has issued Advisory No. 62, effectively adopting the Metropolitan Manila and Development Authority’s Resolution 22-01, Series of 2022, regulating the mobility of unvaccinated individuals.

Cayetano said the adoption of the said resolution was made primarily “to save lives and livelihood.”

“Unvaccinated individuals are at a higher risk if infected with the COVID-19 virus. The regulation of the mobility of this vulnerable segment of the population is also a better alternative to a total lockdown that affects the entire economy,” he said.

Under the advisory, the regulation of unvaccinated individuals shall be implemented citywide.

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The enforcement will focus on areas with a high possibility of COVID-19 transmissions such as public transportation and closed spaces, and areas that have seen increased COVID-19 cases and low vaccination rates.

Taguig enjoins the private sector to help by checking its employees’ vaccination status. Under  the MMDA resolution, unvaccinated individuals are mandated to remain in their residences at all times except for the procurement of essential goods and services such as food, water, medical services, public utilities, and work.

In addition, they are prohibited from indoor and outdoor or al fresco dining in restaurants and other food establishments, leisure and social trips to malls, hotels, event venues, sports, and country clubs, and similar facilities.

Traveling via public transportation “by land, sea, and air” except for the procurement of essential goods and services is also prohibited.

However, individual outdoor exercise is still allowed for all individuals regardless of vaccination status, age, or comorbidities.

Fully vaccinated individuals who wish to enter public and private establishments in Taguig City are required to present proof of vaccination and a valid government ID with picture and address.

Citizens are reminded to remain vigilant and strictly observe and follow health and safety protocols being implemented in the city to lower the transmission of the virus.

“We are working hand in hand with the National Government in implementing necessary precautions to cease the spread of the virus. In Taguig, we will continue to be aggressive in doing our vaccination. We strongly believe that this is our effective defense against the virus,” Mayor Cayetano said.

The local government strongly encourages unvaccinated citizens to avail of the free vaccination provided by Taguig.

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