Mayor Sara prohibits Halloween, Christmas parties, other holiday gatherings amid pandemic


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has banned the holding of Halloween events, Christmas parties, and other holiday celebrations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an advisory, the city government said health officials and infectious disease experts have warned about conducting office or community events as they increase the risk of the transmission of Covid-19.

“Christmas parties and other holiday get-togethers are also potential spreaders of the killer Covid-19,” it said.

The local government advised Dabawenyos to just celebrate with their families.

“Celebrate intimately, use online shopping of groceries, food delivery services and other contactless services. And please, stay home — as it is the best place to celebrate and experience a truly merry Christmas and welcome a happy new year,” it said.