Pasay amends quarantine restrictions
Pasay City made changes to its ordinances as the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus reverts to general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions until May 31, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.
The city government retained curfew hours at 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and market day schedule for 201 barangays; mass gatherings outside residences and other public areas are still prohibited; and wearing of face shields and masks within the city is mandatory.
Gatherings essential for the provision of health services, government services, and humanitarian services authorized by appropriate government agencies would be allowed, provided that prescribed minimum public health standards are being followed while religious gatherings can allow 30-percent venue capacity.
Duly licensed liquor dealers may continue to sell from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. only but public consumption of alcoholic beverages remains prohibited.
Business establishments are allowed to operate under GCQ, still with strict compliance to health protocols.
Malls are allowed to operate at 50-percent capacity for non-leisure establishments and only hotels and accommodation establishments with accreditation from the Department of Tourism are allowed to open.
All businesses for non-contact sports, outdoor games, and personal care services that are not requiring mask removals, such as barbershops, beauty salons, nail spas, beauty clinics, and similar establishments are allowed to resume their operation at 30-percent capacity.
Indoor dining services in restaurants, cafes, and fast food chains are allowed to open at a 20-percent seating capacity.
Villages may continue imposing road closure and control points as warranted and in coordination with the city government, but limited to roads, alleys, and other interior roads.
Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said the city government has completed the distribution of the enhanced community quarantine financial subsidy.
As of Friday, Pasay has 136 active cases, 373 deaths, and 13,582 recoveries out of 14,091 confirmed cases.
It has vaccinated 31,076 so far.
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