Mayor Sara extends curfew, liquor ban in Davao City until Jan. 31


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has ordered the extension of the imposition of curfew hour and liquor ban until the end of January this year.

Executive Order No. 71 provides for the guidelines of the imposition of curfew in the city from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., amending the previous EO, which provided the curfew from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.

This is to allow establishments to operate for longer periods since they are affected by the limited operating capacity under general community quarantine, Duterte-Carpio said.

All sari-sari stores must close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., while all video and karaoke inside private property shall be prohibited from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day, the mayor said.

EO 59, on the other hand, reimposed the 24-hour liquor ban in the city to prevent the people’s exposure to coronavirus disease during unbridled drinking session.

Restaurants, sari-sari stores, and similar establishments are also reminded of the “one-strike rule” which is the immediate closure once caught violating the liquor ban.

“It does not mean that if it is a new year Covid-19 is gone. There is still Covid-19, so we will continue our Covid-19 response in Davao City. This includes regulations and mandatory health protocols against Covid-19,” the local chief executive said.