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Mandaluyong City now requiring residents to wear face masks in public places

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 01:23 PM April 09, 2020

MANILA, Philippines —  The local government of Mandaluyong City has enforced the rule for residents to wear face masks while going out in public places as a precautionary measure to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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ORDINANCE NO. 767, S-2020An ordinance requiring the USE OF FACE MASKS or face coverings in public places, and imposing penalties for violations thereofPenalty:P5,000 or/andOne week imprisonment

Posted by Mandaluyong City Public Information Office on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Ordinance Number 759, s. 2020 was signed by City Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos on Wednesday, where it also said that those who will violate the order will be punished.

“All persons in public places within the territorial jurisdiction of Mandaluyong City without a face mask or face covering shall be liable under this Ordinance,” the order stated.

Violators will either be fined P5,000 and/or face imprisonment of up to one week.

This comes after the Department of Interior and Local Government urged local government units to issue an order requiring their residents to wear a face mask in public areas.

The total number COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 3,870 as of Wednesday, the Department of Health announced. Of the total number, 182 succumbed to the disease while 96 managed to recover.

Meanwhile, Mandaluyong City has 144 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 15 fatalities and 16 recoveries, according to data provided by the local government as of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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