Mayor Myca Elizabeth Vergara acts on rise in Covid-19 cases. FB photo
CABANATUAN CITY –– The city government reimposed a liqour ban and curfew in an effort to address the surge of coronavirus disease in the city.
Mayor Myca Elizabeth Vergara issued Executive Order No. 2020-13 entitled “Imposition of liquor ban and citywide curfew within the City of Cabanatuan” which took effect Saturday, July 11. Curfew hours were set from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
“The significant increase in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in Cabanatuan City through local transmission is very high and mass gathering is one of its probable causes,” the EO reads.
This city has to date 28 cases.
Any violator may face imprisonment and/or fine “as maybe imposable under the existing laws, rules, and regulations.”
Violation of the ordinance may also result to revocation of business permits where violator is an establishment.
Meanwhile, two more confirmed Covid-19 cases, both sea-based workers, were reported by the Nueva Ecija inter-agency task force raising the number to 92 on Saturday.
Patient 91 is a 30-year-old from Barangay Pinanggaan, Jaen town who is now quarantined in a facility in Manila, according to NE-IATF.
Patient 92, on the other hand, is a 50-year-old resident of Barangay Doña Lucia, Quezon who is under strict home quarantine.
Both patients have travelled to Metro Manila and are asymptomatic.