Curfew, liquor ban imposed after Quezon town closed due to COVID-19
LUCENA CITY – The municipal hall in General Luna in Quezon province will remain closed until Wednesday (Nov. 25) as local authorities impose more strict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the locality.
On his Facebook Mayor Matt Florido announced that local government officials, municipal inter-agency task force and barangay officials held an emergency meeting on Monday and decided to close the doors of the town hall until Nov. 25 for public safety.
Of the eight new COVID-19 cases recorded on Monday – the town’s highest single-day tally – the list includes a male municipal employee and three female local government health care workers.
The local government announced early Monday the temporary suspension of all transactions at the town hall as it ordered all workers and employees not to report to work.
Aggressive contact tracing is still ongoing along with thorough disinfection of the municipal hall for the safety of the public and employees.
Authorities also imposed curfew hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 18 years old and below and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for those above 18.
The local government also ordered a liquor ban starting Nov. 23 to Dec. 4.
Swimming and outings along the coast of Tayabas Bay, playing basketball and volleyball are likewise prohibited.
General Luna at the Quezon Bondoc Peninsula district logged a total of 27 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic erupted in early March, at least 17 of which remained active. The locality recorded 10 recoveries.
Meanwhile, three more COVID-19 patients died in Quezon, bringing the total death toll in the province to 144.
The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in its 5 p.m. report on Monday said two fatalities from Mauban town and one from Tayabas City were recorded.
As of Monday, Quezon, still under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status, recorded a total of 5,023 COVID-19 cases.
The IPHO listed 86 new healed patients bringing the total number of recuperated virus carriers to 4,014.
The province has 865 active virus carriers.
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