Temporary ban on non-essential travel in Negros, Panay Island recommended

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Kalibo, Aklan (CNN Philippines, May 16) — The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force and the Regional Task Force in Western Visayas have recommended a moratorium on the movement of travelers for seven days due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region.

"The Western Visayas RIATF and RTF jointly issues this resolution recommending for a moratorium on the movement of all travelers to and from the islands of Panay and Negros for a period of seven days, to be determined by the RIATF upon approval of this request," said Joint Resolution No. 008, which was shared on Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas' Facebook page

The resolution also said only healthcare and humanitarian workers, uniformed personnel and cargo will be allowed to travel within the inclusive dates once the moratorium is approved.

"Joint National IATF-TF shall provide a two (2)-day lead time for the moratorium to be announced or disseminated to affected travelers to be made aware of," it added.

Meanwhile, travelers are allowed to travel in both destinations while the moratorium has yet to be approved.