DAGUPAN CITY – Mayor Marc Brian Lim has issued an Executive Order (EO) imposing stricter rules to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) here.
The EO released on Tuesday states that public markets in the city will be closed every Thursday for disinfection while a no-swimming policy will be enforced at Tondaligan Beach.
It added that cockfights are prohibited and cockpit arenas are closed.
The liquor ban will remain while mass gatherings such as concerts, school activities, fiesta, balikbayan events, and community assemblies, among others, will also be banned.
Curfew in the city remains at 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and the wearing of face masks and face shields in public transportation, market, business establishments, offices, and other public places are required.
“I am asking barangay officials to enforce curfew hours and other health protocols such as wearing face masks and face shields within their community. Let us not be lax and complacent. Markets and business establishments will be monitored by the local Inter-Agency Task Force and the police to ensure that they are following the protocols,” Lim said in a Facebook live message on Monday night.
He attributed the increase in the number of active Covid-19 cases in the city to holiday gatherings.
“Most of the new active cases are from families, employees in one department, and employees in one workplace,” he added.
As of 9 p.m. on Jan. 11, Dagupan City recorded 207 active cases and three new deaths. (PNA)