BAGUIO CITY – The city government has officially ceased operations of its central triage where travelers are required to first proceed for checking of documents and testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
“Maluwag na ang city, wala ng requirement kaya hindi na rin kailangan na pumunta pa ang turista sa triage (The city is now open and there is no need to go to the triage)," Aileen Refuerzo, city chief information office, said in a message on Wednesday.
Refuerzo said the city government is now transitioning to the new normal with eased travel protocols, allowing any person to enter the city without the need to check documents and health declaration documents.
She said antigen test kits are now available in drug stores and even in online shops.
“The city government has put in place an online report of health condition for a person who subjected himself to antigen self-testing and needs to report his condition for assistance and monitoring of a health professional under the city’s Health Services Office," she said.
She said this is one of the city's measures to save funds amid a 14 percent reduction in its national tax allocation for 2023.
The isolation facility at the triage has also been closed but the community isolation area at the former Sto. Nino hospital will continue to operate to serve any person needing to undergo facility isolation, she added. (PNA)