A total of 125,364 SMS asking permission to buy food and other primary necessities were sent out on Monday – the second day of the island’s new lockdown.
Another 85,128 were asking permission for exercise, according to Philenews which added that a total of 405,557 sms to 8998 went out. The valid ones were 354,747.
These are the eight valid reasons one should ask for movement permission:
1: Pharmacy or blood donation or doctor visit or Covid test or vaccination
2: Shopping for supplies/services, including take away
3: Bank, if an online transaction is not possible
4: Absolutely necessary visit to government departments or departments of the wider public sector or local administration
5: To help people who cannot look after themselves or cannot protect themselves or are in isolation at home or designated quarantine premises
6: Physical exercise or individual training provided access is allowed at the venue
7: To attend a funeral, wedding, christening, by first and second degree relatives who do not exceed 10 or for individual prayer
8: Any other reason that can be justified on the basis of the restrictions