No boundary control in Cavite despite COVID-19 spike

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla announced there will be no boundary control policy in the province despite reporting a brisk rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.

CAVITE — The provincial government will not impose a boundary control policy despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases linked to more relaxed restrictions among other factors, according to Governor Jonvic Remulla.

In a Facebook post on March 12, Remulla enumerated possible negative effects of implementing control on the province’s 19 boundary points including work stoppage, higher price of goods, and heavy traffic along some major thoroughfares.

BOUNDARY CONTROL Katulad ninyo, ako ay nababahala sa biglang pagtaas ng COVID sa Cavite at sa buong Pilipinas….

Posted by Jonvic Remulla on Thursday, March 11, 2021

He, however, expressed alarm over the surge of COVID-19 cases nationwide particularly in Cavite as the province recorded 196 new patients with the respiratory illness involving four Capitol employees on March 11. (READ: COVID-19 cases in Cavite surge to 60-130 per day — Remulla)

The governor attributed the increasing cases of the coronavirus to quarantine fatigue and economic reopening, adding that majority of the patients are residents who work in Metro Manila.

As of March 13, Cavite has 28,988 total confirmed COVID-19 cases of whom 2,441 remain active, 26,201 have already recovered, while 346 succumbed to the disease.

The province is still negotiating with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer for vaccine procurement worth P750 million. (READ: Cavite seeks to buy P750 worth of COVID-19 vaccines)

Meanwhile, city governments of Bacoor, Imus, Tagaytay and Trece Martires have already started inoculating medical frontliners with donated vaccines on March 10.

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