December 2, 2022

Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued orders reinstating travel restrictions and extending the liquor ban until April 10 to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Among the reinstated policies are the 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew, stay-at-home restrictions for those below 15 years old and over 65 years old.

The number of persons allowed in physical fitness activities, sports, recreation centers, restaurants with dine-in services, salons, spas, gym, and accommodation establishments is limited to 50 percent capacity, and 30 percent for worship and religious services.

Operation of driving schools, traditional cinemas, museums, and cultural centers, libraries and archives, game arcades, and indoor tourist attractions are also prohibited.

Only authorized persons outside residence from the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are allowed to enter the city.

As of April 4, the City Health Services Office has recorded 951 active cases.

“We have had consultations with our contact tracing analysts, local health authorities, and experts in the field of epidemiology and disease surveillance and they have recommended an extended period of our temporary additional restrictions in light of the current Covid-19 situation in the city,” Magalong’s order read.

The city recorded more than 100 cases each day on the first four days of April.

On April 2, the city logged the highest single-day record of 221 infections, the same day Magalong tested positive for Covid-19. – PNA