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San Juan City enforces liquor ban

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 09:12 AM March 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines —  San Juan City government has started a ban on the sale, purchase, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the city during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora on Monday signed City Ordinance No. 24 series of 2020 which imposes the liquor ban in the city.

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“Mahigpit nang ipinagbabawal ang pagbebenta ng alak at ang pag-iinumin sa mga pampublikong lugar habang ang bansa ay nasa ilalim ng ‘State of Calamity’ dulot ng krisis ng COVID-19,” read the post from the San Juan City official Facebook page.

(Selling of alcoholic beverage and drinking of alcoholic beverages in public is banned while the country is under a state of calamity during the COVID-19 crisis.)

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Those who violate the ordinance on the first offense will be made to perform community service for eight hours and pay a fine of P3,000 or jail time of one month.

Those who violate the ordinance for the second time will do community service for 16 hours, pay a fine of P4,000 or spend three months in jail.

For the third and succeeding violations, violators will have to pay a P5,000 fine and spend six months behind bars.

Those who will violate the ordinance will face appropriate sanctions, read the post.

As of Monday, the San Juan City Health Department recorded 94 cases of the coronavirus disease in the city.

Also, there are 133 persons under investigation (PUIs) for possible COVID-19 infection while the city government is also observing 328 persons under monitoring (PUMs) for the coronavirus disease.

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