Mayor Renato Gustilo locked down 300 houses Thursday, April 8, to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases in Barangay Guadalupe proper, San Carlos City.
The lockdown will be for 15 days but could run for one month depending on the situation in the area, he said.
A group of 16 choir members in Guadalupe proper were initially hit by the virus, which then spread to other residents.
Guadalupe proper residents with COVID-19 were 55 as of Thursday, Gustilo said.
San Carlos City had 179 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and 24 new cases on Thursday bringing the total to 203.
Gustilo on Wednesday issued Executive Order 64-A Series of 2021 prohibiting the conduct on non-essential activities in public spaces, resorts, parks and other tourism establishments to curb the COVID-19 spread.
To determine essential events, all organizers or venue operators are required to submit to the City Mayor’s Office a letter stating the details of the event, he said in the EO.
All outdoor recreational or leisure activities are prohibited, he also said.
All resorts, parks and other tourism establishments are not allowed to operate unless a permit has been secured from the City Administrator’s Office after a thorough assessment by the City Tourism Office, Gustilo said.*