By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The executive order issued by Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson will remain despite the clarification from the Department of Health (DOH) that Resolution No. 101 issued by the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) would remain in effect.
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said they will only lift the executive order if a directive coming from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the NIATF will be issued requiring them to do so.
As of yesterday following the issuance of Lacson’s executive order, about 50 individuals who are already fully vaccinated have already applied for entry to the province via the S-PaSS system and they were already given clearance to enter the province using their vaccination cards.
“We are stepping up measures to curb the proliferation of those using fraudulent documents and fake vaccination cards,” Diaz said.
On Monday, July 5, Diaz said they will start launching the QR code for fully vaccinated Negrenses as a basis to check the authenticity of their claims that they are fully vaccinated.
He further added that Resolution 21-34 is still in harmony with the NIATF Resolution.
Earlier on Wednesday, July 7, the DOH issued different guidelines implementing a status quo of IATF’s Resolution 101 that still requires RT-PCR test for travelers who are already fully vaccinated.
EO No. 21-34, on the other hand, only requires the authentic vaccination cards of those fully vaccinated for inter and intrazonal travel./DGB, WDJ