MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City government has imposed a liquor ban as an additional measure to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city.
Apart from the reimplementation of a two-week liquor ban, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has issued supplemental guidelines imposing protocols which include the reiteration of public safety hours, strict compliance to health protocols in workplaces, and mandatory use of the Kyusi Pass digital contact tracing app.
The guidelines which will take effect on March 15 to March 31 covers workplaces, public areas, and business establishments.
“The drastic increase of cases is very alarming. We want to stop the transmission as early as now so that we no longer have to implement another nationwide lockdown,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.
She also stressed the following measures will be implemented for the duration of two weeks:
– All retail sales of alcoholic beverages are suspended.
– All gyms, spas and internet cafes are closed.
– All barangays may again issue quarantine passes to their residents to limit movement. However, a barangay may not close down any establishment without the approval of the city government.
Returning Overseas Filipinos (OFs) staying in hotels and other accommodation establishments in the city organized by the national government or private entities must report to the Office of the City Administrator for documentation and monitoring, and for guidance on health, security, and logistics protocols. All OFs are required to complete the mandatory quarantine period of at least 14 days regardless of the RT-PCR test result.
All member offices of the city’s law and order cluster, regulatory departments, the barangays, and the QCPD and its police stations shall continue enforcing the protocols contained in these guidelines.
QCitizens may review the full list of guidelines in the Quezon City government website www.quezoncity.gov.ph.