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Naga recommends cancellation of events with 200 or more participants

By: - Correspondent / @RAOstriaINQ
/ 01:10 PM March 12, 2020
Naga City's Quince Martires Park

Residents enjoy a quiet evening at Naga City’s Quince Martires Park. Photo by Rey Anthony Ostria, Inquirer Southern Luzon

LEGAZPI CITY –– The city government of Naga recommended through a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) advisory that “large events” to be conducted in the city be canceled to prevent the spread of the disease that has killed two in the country.

“Effective [Wednesday], a gathering in any venue that attracts 200 people or more shall be considered a large event,” according to the advisory from the office of the mayor.

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However, the mayor’s office laid down actions to be undertaken for organizers deciding to push through with the events.

These are that participants must be informed of the risks and measures; practice of social distancing; no self-service in buffets and no sharing of food and drinks; provision of hand sanitizers in prominent locations; no entry for ill people or those with high-risk medical conditions; and submission of list of attendees with their addresses and contact information to the city health office.

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Following the advisory, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources canceled an event, which they said would gather 550 participants in a hotel in Naga City.

Before this, the Association of Luzon-wide Tertiary Press Advisers canceled the annual Luzon-wide tertiary press conference in the city.

Edited by Lzb

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