Lim orders stringent measures amid rising COVID cases

By January 9, 2022Top Stories

TO address the rising number of new COVID-19 in the city, Mayor Brian Lim ordered stringent measures to be enforced in Dagupan anew.

This as Dagupan was placed under Alert Level 3 by the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases from Jan 9 to 15.

In his Executive Order No. 01, series of 2022 dated January 6, 2022, Lim ordered that the city reverts back to its previous curfew period from 10 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. to synchronize it with the curfew in Pangasinan and warned violators of prosecution and penalties.

The issuance of the E.O. preceded Lim’s video talk on Facebook where he appealed to residents to continue observing health protocols, including social distancing as he warned that the current surge may last up till the middle or end of February in Dagupan and in Metro Manila.

As of January 6, the number of active cases in Dagupan had already risen to 45 and still counting.

Among the new measures to be implemented:

  1. Unvaccinated persons will be barred from entering the city except for emergency and humanitarian reasons. To enter the city, visitors must present a valid ID and verifiable vaccination card.
  2. Unvaccinated children below12 years old will be barred from entering malls, restaurants and supermarkets.
  3. Establishments in the city may operate at 50 % indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals and 70 percent outdoor venue capacity.
  4. Serving and consumption of liquor and alcoholic beverages in public and all establishments in the city will be banned; only selling and distribution of liquor and alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
  5. All public markets including the corridors of Mac Adore area and Centromart shall be closed every first and third Thursdays of the week starting on January 20 for disinfection purposes. Market hours shall be from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 In his video talk, he also appealed to the Sangguniang Panlungsod to stop playing politics and pass this year’s annual budget to enable every department of the city government to respond to the current emergency situation. (Leonardo Micua)

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