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Mayor extends Bacolod MGCQ, curfew, liquor restrictions remain

Curfew from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., liquor restrictions and the home quarantine of persons below 15 years old and above 65 years old in Bacolod City will remain in March.

These are contained in Executive Order No. 11, Series of 2021 extending Modified General Community Quarantine in Bacolod City until March 31, issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia today, February 28.

Under the EO, members of the vulnerable sector should remain in their residences at all times, except when indispensable for obtaining essential goods and services or for work in permitted industries and offices.

Identified as members of the vulnerable sector are any person below 15 years old, above 65 years old, with immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health risks regardless of age, pregnant women, and any person who resides with such persons.

During the extended MGCQ in Bacolod City, curfew hours will continue to be observed from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., the EO also said.

However, exemptions will be made for workers on night shifts, media practitioners, public emergencies and those requiring medical assistance on board PUVs or private vehicles, it added.

For the period of this extended MGCQ, the rules and regulations on the selling of liquor, wine, beer, or any alcoholic or intoxicating beverage in public places will continue to be allowed only from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., the EO said.

Executive Order 3, Series of 2021, allowing hotels, restaurants, and other dine-establishments to serve alcoholic drinks to their guests between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. also stays.

The EO also adopts Resolution No. 101, Series of 2021, issued by the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases providing uniform protocols by way of land, air, and sea travel.

The proper wearing of face masks and face shields, hand sanitation practices, and social distancing in all public places and in public and private transport will continue to be strictly observed, the EO also reiterated.

Mass gatherings such as but not limited to movie screenings, concerts, and other entertainment activities, religious services, and work conferences will continue to be allowed provided that participants should be limited to 50 percent of the seating or venue capacity, it added.*

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