ASINGAN, Pangasinane – The municipal government here will again enforce a “no-movement day” on September 26 to further reduce the infection rate from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) here.
Mayor Carlos Lopez Jr. said in a video message Friday that only pharmacies, liquefied petroleum gas filling stations, water filling stations, funeral services and other essential services or stores of products will be open to meet residents during the day without movement.
He asked residents of the commune to stay at home except to access essential goods and services in establishments authorized to operate that day.
He also urged farmers not to plow or visit their fields on the day of no movement.
“There were those who would go to their fields and gather while some even drank,” he said.
Sari-sari stores were also ordered not to operate that day, as Lopez encouraged residents to shop for their needs earlier than Sunday instead.
Religious gatherings in the city are also suspended on September 26, although a virtual rally is encouraged.
“We had not already put in place any movement days in the past two Sundays and we have seen the daily rate of Covid-19 infection falling in our city. Thank you to our barangay officials and the police who enforce protocols as well as the residents who abide by them, ”he said.
Lopez said that from the 10 new daily cases of Covid-19, there are now one to two average daily cases in the city.
Asingan city had 112 active Covid-19 cases on Thursday, 439 recoveries out of the total number of 591 confirmed cases with 40 recorded deaths.
“Let us strive to reduce the number of cases in our city,” he told residents while adding that eight families are among the active cases in the city.
He asked residents going to hospitals and employees working outside their homes to take precautionary measures such as disinfecting before mingling with family members. (ANP)