‘HATID TULONG’ REPATRIATION PROGRAM SUSPENDED AGAIN IN EASTERN VISAYAS
Trips to the Eastern Visayas are suspended to give local governments and health agencies more time to contain outbreaks. Most of the cases in the Eastern Visayas are from returning residents and their close contacts.
Residents of Eastern Visayas who have been stranded in bigger cities like Cebu or Metro Manila will not be allowed to go home again until after September 11.
Joint Resolution No. 19 of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases took effect on Friday, August 28, suspending the repatriation of “locally stranded individuals” (LSIs) for 14 days.
“Based on DOH-8 data, 57.5%, or 1,293 cases in the region, are LSIs.