Mayor Salvador Escalante issued an executive order Friday, June 11, prohibiting all forms of social and mass gatherings, except for religious worship, to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.
Escalante, in Executive Order SGE-015-2021, also temporarily closed all resorts and parks in Cadiz City while the upsurge of COVID-19 is ongoing.
Cadiz City is experiencing an alarming upsurge of COVID-19, and it is suspected that new variants are now present and are locally transmitted, Escalante said.
He said Cadiz City had 971 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, June 10, and 117 are active cases.
Places of religious worship and restaurants may continue to operate at 30 percent of their venue capacity, he added.*