Mayor Acosta implements stricter health protocols for a week in Oroquieta City


Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick M. Acosta has reiterated his directive for the strict compliance to the approved health and safety protocols during the coronavirus pandemic.

This is contained in Executive Order No. 049-2021, which Acosta issued Tuesday, August 17.

“The threat of the Delta variant of the Covid-19 has recorded community transmission in nearby areas. There is a need to implement stricter measures for one week as circuit breaker to put an end to the sustained data of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city and therefore protect and save lives of its people,” he said.

Acosta said no one is allowed to stay and stand-by at the city plaza and boulevard.

Wedding celebrations may be allowed upon compliance to minimum health protocols while requests to hold gatherings/celebrations for birthdays, anniversaries or parties shall be disallowed, he said.

Only those requests which were approved by the Covid-19 Task Force as of August 17 shall be pursued as scheduled.

The local chief executive said that river/beach resorts shall be closed to the public during the effectivity of the order and non-compliance may result to the cancellation and forfeiture of corresponding business permits.

Food establishments/restaurants shall continue to operate but minimum health protocols shall be strictly observed. No live bands/videoke are allowed during the effectivity of the order.

The curfew hours shall be from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The Order shall take effect Wednesday, August 18, until August 24.