Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista has approved the postponement of some activities for the upcoming 22nd Charter Day of the city due to the threat of the deadly novel coronavirus.
The decision was reached following the recommendation made by the City Health Office, Department of Education (DepEd) City Schools Division and the City Tourism Office.
“Proteksyon ng mga lalahok na mga mag-aaral at guro na posibleng ma- expose sa nCoV ang dahilan ng pagpapaliban,” the city government said.
Among the activities which were deferred were the Drum and Lyre Competition and the Thematic Costume Parade. Supposedly, they were the main events for the Kidapawan City’s 22nd Charter Day, which will be held on February 10-14.
The recommendation for the postponement of some activities was based on the directive issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Health and DepEd.
The said activities would still push through once there is no more threat of nCoV, the city government said.
Other activities to mark the city’s Charter Day will continue, it added.