Valencia City re-imposes age-based restrictions
MALAYBALAY CITY (12 January 2021/BukidnonNews.Net) The City Government of Valencia has re-imposed age-based restrictions due to a rise in the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases in the city.
Valencia City Mayor Azucena Huervas issued Executive Order no. 11, series of 2021 on January 9 restoring the restrictions. The order would take effect on January 13 until “amended or repealed”.
The Provincial Health Office (PHO), in its COVID-19 Case Bulletin as of 4p.m. on January 13, the city has a total confirmed cases of 337 with four deaths, 58 active cases, and 276 recoveries.
The order covers minors below 15 years old, senior citizens 65 years old above and most at risk persons such as pregnant women, those immunocompromised and those with pre-existing diseases or health risks regardless of age.
On December 7, 2020, the mayor eased age-based restrictions and allowed travel and limited outdoor activities under certain condition.
All malls, establishments, resorts, restaurants and offices in the city were directed to enforce the restored restrictions.
Establishments may require valid identifications, where applicable, to check the age of persons entering establishments. Violating establishments might face temporary closure or revocation of permits.
The police, Office of the City Administrator, City Task Force, barangay chairpersons and Barangay Public Safety Officers (tanods) were tasked to enforce the provisions of the order in coordination with the Valencia City Task Force against COVID-19. (BukidnonNews.Net)
IN PHOTO: A graphic depicting the city's Charter Day Celebration on January 12, 2021. Courtesy of City Government of Valencia, Bukidnon FB Account