The city government here has tightened health protocols by issuing a liquor ban to curb the increasing number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections.
An executive order issued by Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. on Friday said residents are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages in public places.
Selling, serving, and/or delivery of alcohol, wine, beer, liquor, and other intoxicating beverages will be strictly prohibited from January 8 to 15.
“Due to the rapidly rising number of daily Covid-19 positive cases and growing concerns with the Omicron variant, there is a need to exact measures to limit the conduct of activities that could potentially spread the virus,” Lazatin said in his order.
Because this city, along with the entire province of Pampanga, was placed on Covid-19 Alert Level 3, the mayor reminded his constituents of the restricted activities imposed under such status, such as the temporary closure of funfairs and amusement centers, karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, theaters, casino, and other gaming activity venues.
As of January 6, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city stood at 12,625, with 74 active infections. The total number of recoveries has reached 12,033 while the total number of deaths stood at 518.
Source: Philippines News Agency