Pangasinan town imposes ‘no movement day’ anew

ASINGAN, Pangasinan – The municipal government here will again impose a “no movement day” on September 26 to further curb the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infection rate here.

In a video message on Friday, Mayor Carlos Lopez Jr. said only drugstores, liquefied petroleum gas refilling stations, water refilling stations, funeral services, and other essentials services or product stores will be open to cater to residents during the no-movement day.

He asked residents in the town to stay at their homes except for accessing essential goods and services in the establishments allowed to operate on that day.

He also urged the farmers to not plow or visit their fields on the no-movement day.

“There were those who went to their fields and gathered while some even had drinking session,” he said.

Sari-sari stores were also mandated not to operate on that day as Lopez encouraged the residents to instead buy their needs earlier than Sunday.

Religious gatherings in the town are also suspended on September 26, although a virtual gathering is encouraged.

“We had implemented no movement day in the past two Sundays already and we have seen the decline in the daily infection rate of Covid-19 in our town. I thank our barangay officials and the police who are enforcing the protocols as well as the residents who are abiding by it,” he said.

Lopez said from the daily 10 new Covid-19 cases, there are now one to two average daily cases in the town.

As of Thursday, Asingan town has 112 actives Covid-19 cases, 439 recoveries out of the 591 total numbers of confirmed cases with 40 deaths recorded.

“Let us strive to lower the number of cases in our town,” he told the residents while he added that eight families are among the active cases in the town.

He asked residents going to hospitals and employees working outside of their residence to take precautionary measures such as disinfecting first before mingling with their family members. (PNA)

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