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24-hour curfew for elderly aged 65 and above, below 18 now in effect in Bohol

J. Jala | Posted on March 22, 2020

The Provincial Government of Bohol is also adopting the 24-hour curfew for on all residents in the province who are aged 65 and above and those aged below 18 years old.

Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap issued Executive Order No. 16 on Saturday which immediately took effect.

Under the said order, those who may be exempted from it are those with medical emergencies or to undergo routine medical procedures for chronic illnesses for those aged 65 and above.

The same order also applies for those below the age of 18.

However, they may be exempted if they can provide proof that they are volunteering for medical work.

For those who are leaving their houses, the order states that they must “present valid identification cards, indicating their date of birth, and employment identification”.

The order is in response to the call of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino to implement such measure to safeguard the public from the possible spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

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