CATARMAN, Northern Samar- The province’s capital town, Catarman, will have its fiesta restrictions as imposed in Resolution No. 27 by the Municipal Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19.
Catarman will be celebrating this year’s annual town fiesta on August 28 and 29 in honor of Our Lady of Annunciation but due to the current surge of confirmed positive cases, the local IATF found it proper to impose restrictions in the movement of people.
As stated, fiesta celebration is limited to family members, those residing within the poblacion are encouraged to prepare foods only for a simple family gathering.
Religious activity will be allowed, however it will be limited to 50% venue and seating capacity enforcing minimum health protocols and QR code usage. No religious procession will be allowed, only motorcade.
The resolution also stated that persons aged 20 years old and below and adults 60 years old and above are not allowed to go out of their residences except for accessing essential services, needing immediate medical attention and those fully vaccinated.
From August 27 to 29, it is prohibited to sell and buy liquor and or drinking in public places.
Accordingly, all these efforts are geared towards prevention of any possible transmission and spread of COVID-19 without prejudice to the traditional significance of the occassion. (NBQ/ADiaz/PIA-8/Northern Samar)