Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has ordered enforcing curfew and regulating other activities until end of this year amid the still rising cases of coronavirus disease in the city.
Under Executive Order No. 55, which she issued Monday, October 12, the local chief executive said the curfew shall be imposed on individuals in public places from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. starting October 15.
Among those exempted from the curfew are on duty workers and employees in government and private establishments, individuals attending the wake of a family member, and medical doctors and veterinarians who need to work.
Duterte-Carpio also ordered the implementation of liquor ban and closure of sari-sari stores from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
“Drinking in public places such as roads, alleys, open spaces, and other similar places is prohibited every day at any given time,”
Also, all videoke and karaoke inside private property shall be prohibited from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every day. The Purok Leader can require police assistance at any time of the day to turn off a videoke/karaoke, if the sound volume has become disruptive to the neighbors of the owner of the machine/equipment.
All public venues and establishments that do not have a business permit to operate as a videoke, karaoke, or sing-along place are prohibited to operate their equipment 24 hours a day.
Duterte-Carpio said that there is a need to control the Covid-19 cases in Davao City because of the critical status of the number of beds dedicated to Covid-19 in the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC).