GCQ restrictions extended

17 September 2021 – While waiting for action on the request for a stricter quarantine classification, Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Sept. 15 extended the implementation of additional restrictions until Sept. 26, 2021.

In Executive Order No. 114-21, the mayor ordered the ban on non-essential travels from all areas regardless of risk level classification be continued until Sept. 26.

Also extended were the total liquor ban and home restrictions for persons 17 years old and below.

Reduced capacity for dine-in establishments will continue at 30 percent while that of indoor gyms and sports venues, personal care establishments, venues for recreation, leisure, entertainment, and indoor tourist attractions was reduced also to 30 percent.

“There is a need to continue implementing these restrictions on activities and movements to address the prevailing Corona virus disease (COVID-19) situation in the City,” the mayor said.

He said the city continues to face a sustained uptrend of cases.

“In the past seven days,  our average number of cases per day is 240, and our number of barangays with positive cases has gone up to 119 or 92.25 percent,” he said.

The mayor earlier asked that the city’s quarantine status be elevated to GCQ with heightened restrictions to carry out more restraints in the hope of curbing the ballooning cases putting too much strain on the city’s health care and other management and response strategies. – Aileen P. Refuerzo