SAN SIMON -- Despite the easing of measures under the general community quarantine, the local government is sustaining its implementation of municipal wide liquor ban.
Mayor Abundio Punsalan Jr. said the measure was not lifted to avoid mass gathering, which is strictly prohibited in any type of community quarantine.
He also noted the banning of alcoholic beverages helped prevent untoward incidents such as street brawling.
"In the past, more than 70 days under the enhanced and modified enhanced community quarantine, we did not record any untoward incidents caused by intoxication and we credit it to the imposition of liquor ban. Its continuous implementation will also help promote physical distancing to avoid possible community transmission of Covid-19," Punsalan said.
The mayor warned Simonians that local police will have no let-up in arresting any individual who will be caught violating the law.
He urged his constituents to observe all existing health and safety protocols instead as they are intended to safeguard the public from the dreaded disease.