TACLOBAN CITY- All major events for this month in the city were cancelled by Mayor Alfred Romualdez due to the continuing rise of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
First to be cancelled by the city mayor was the holding in the city of the 123rd Philippine Independence Day celebration last Saturday (June 12) which also coincided with the city’s 68th Charter Day celebration.
In his post on his social media account, Mayor Romualdez also said that there would be activities relative to the city fiesta which falls on June 30.
“I am informing the public that we will not be holding activities for Independence Day, Charter Day, and our city fiesta,” the city mayor said on his post.
“Those planning reunions and other gatherings, please cancel all of them,” Romualdez said
All mass gatherings like reunions are also prohibited, the city mayor said.
“Let’s protect not only ourselves but each other,” Romualdez said.
For the past several days now, the daily COVID-19 cases in the city has reached to double digits.
From June 1 until yesterday (June 14) this month alone, the total cases of the city reached to 533.
The highest number of cases was on June 10 with 112 cases.
As of Monday, the total cases of Tacloban of COVID-19 is now at 3,197 of which 2,689 are considered as recovered while 429 are active cases.
About 79 COVID-19 patients from the city were confirmed to have died due to complications.
Earlier last week the city government here has banned all public gatherings due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the city in the past few days.
Mayor Alfred Romualdez earlier signed Executive Order No. 2021-06-023 canceling all public in-person assemblies in the city and emphasize the imposition of minimum health standards.