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Mayor Valencia orders 24-hour curfew to Valencia residents ‘most vulnerable’ to infection

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Valencia City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas has imposed a 24-hour curfew to population “most vulnerable” to infection amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The mayor signed Executive Order No. 27 Monday, March 23, imposing a 24-hour curfew time for seniors aged 65 years old and above, minors 15 years and below and those with preexisting diseases.

The curfew is necessary to “protect the most vulnerable population from contracting and developing severe complications from COVID-19,” Huervas said.

The said individuals are requested to stay at home at all times for the duration of the community quarantine.

“Those who violate this Order must be sent home by government authorities, PNP (Philippine National Police) personnel or barangay tanods,” the mayor said.

Exempted from the Order are members of the Task Force Against COVID-19, government officials, and workers in the frontlines, medical professionals, staff and health workers in hospitals, clinics and health checkpoints.

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