Pangasinan imposes longer curfew hours

Pangasinan imposes longer curfew hours. (Photo / Retrieved from SUNSTAR)
Pangasinan imposes longer curfew hours. (Photo / Retrieved from SUNSTAR)

According to [Philippine News Agency], the provincial government of Pangasinan imposed longer curfew hours starting Tuesday in a bid to curb the increasing infection of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the province.

"By virtue of the powers vested in me, (I) do hereby order the province-wide curfew from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.," Governor Amado Espino III said in Executive Order (EO) number 0090-2021 issued on Monday.

The new province curfew hours take effect until further revoked.

Espino said the EO superseded the previously issued guidelines for 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew under EO No. 0081-2021 while its other provisions are retained.

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"There is a need to extend the present province-wide curfew to further limit the movement of people to arrest the rising trend of Covid-19 cases in the province," he added.

Based on the data of the Provincial Health Office (PHO), the province has been recording a daily average of over 100 Covid-19 cases since Aug. 16.

On Aug. 22, the PHO reported 202 new Covid-19 infections in the province.

On Monday, the province logged 317 new cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,532.

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Espino said authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) and emergency cases are exempted from the curfew hours.

According to [Philippine News Agency], violators of the curfew will be meted with a penalty under the applicable ordinance, he said adding that component local government units are directed to observe the curfew restrictions in their respective territorial jurisdictions.

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