TACLOBAN CITY- Baybay City was placed under community quarantine as a measure for possible spread of the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19).
Under his Executive Order Number 55 he signed on March 22, City Mayor Jose Carlos Cari directed for the temporary closure of all business establishments operating in the city during the entire duration of the community quarantine implementation.
However, establishments considered to be delivering essential services and goods like restaurants, banks and remittance centers, pharmacies, gasoline stations, mobile phone distributors, among others, are still to operate
And to ensure the continuous supply of food in the city, its public market, which is being sanitized daily, will also be open.
Establishment which are allowed to remain open to the public are mandated to strictly observe social or physical distancing.
Mayor Cari has also directed all its villages to strictly enforce the community quarantine, especially for those which have persons under investigation and persons under monitoring who are mandated to have a 14-day quarantine.
Checkpoints in strategic areas of the city manned by the police and the soldiers together with health personnel were also established to control the flow of people coming in and out of the city.
Under the order of the city mayor, hoarding and panic buying are also prohibited as well as the imposition of curfew, particularly for senior citizens and children on a 24-hour basis.
The city’s public plaza was also temporarily closed for any gathering of people. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)xxx