Gov’t offices in Angeles City reinstate ‘no face mask, no entry’ rule as precaution against COVID-19

Angeles City reverts to ‘no face mask, no entry’ rule in gov’t offices due to COVID-19 threat

The mayor of Angeles City has issued a strict mandate for the wearing of face masks in the city hall and all local government buildings and offices as a precaution against the potential spread of COVID-19.

In a memorandum released on Wednesday, Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. stated that this action was taken based on the recommendation of the City Health Office following an increase in COVID-19 cases reported by the Department of Health and the World Health Organization’s announcement of three new variants of the coronavirus.

“The wearing of face masks shall be strictly enforced inside all city government offices, especially inside Angeles City Hall,” Mayor Lazatin emphasized.

He also urged residents and visitors in the city to always wear face masks in public places and on public transportation. Additionally, Lazatin advised maintaining a one-meter physical distance and encouraged private establishments to provide hand sanitizing stations and regularly disinfect their premises.

According to the Department of Health, there has been a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases in the country, with 877 new cases reported in the second week of May, averaging 125 cases detected daily. These figures do not include individuals who did not undergo reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests at hospitals or clinics.

Mayor Lazatin further urged individuals who test positive for COVID-19 to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

For more news about the novel coronavirus, click here. For information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline at (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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