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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Iligan imposes curfew due to coronavirus threat

ILIGAN CITY (PIA) — The city government of Iligan has imposed a strict curfew to combat the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Under Mayor Celso Regencia’s Executive Order No. 30, which he signed today, a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. would be enforced effective immediately.

Exempted are members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Marine, Airforce, Coast Guard, Fire department, medical personnel, Philippine Red Cross, barangay officials and BPATs, and duly-accredited first responders on duty or on a pertinent mission.

Mall operations are also suspended effective March 19 until further notice.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, and hardware were exempted from this rule.

According to the city government, other establishments selling necessities such as food and water (and outside the malls) are allowed to open, provided they will exert effort in exacting social distancing such as deliveries, drive-thrus, and the like.

Regencia placed Iligan City under a “community quarantine” on Sunday to strictly monitor incoming persons and vehicles to prevent local transmission of COVID-19.

He also ordered the postponement of public activities and mass gatherings, including church services. (APB/PIA ICIC)