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New patients in Angeles contract virus from birthday party, fiesta

ANGELES City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said that some of the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients were infected in birthday party and fiesta celebration.

With this, the mayor asked his constituents to avoid social gatherings as cases in the city climbed to 88 as of August 3.

Lazatin issued his warning to the residents after the City Government observed that many people are violating safety protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the city.

"Sa kabila ng mas mahigpit na pagpapatupad natin ng mga regulasyon upang masiguro ang kaligtasan ng bawat isang Angeleno, marami parin sa atin ang matitigas ang ulo at walang malasakit sa kapwa," Lazatin said. "Marami pa rin po ang lumalabag sa ating mga safety protocols."

"Yung ilan po sa bagong aktibong kaso natin ay nakipag inuman, nakipag-birthday. Mayroon din pong nakipag fiesta at dumayo pa sa handaan sa ibang lugar," he added.

Some barangay councilmen in the city were also reported joining liquor drinking sessions at uploaded their gatherings on Facebook social media.

Many people are not wearing their face masks, according to the local chief executive.

"Marami din po ang hindi nagsusuot ng face mask," said Lazatin.

Minors are violating the curfew, Lazatin said. "May mga kabataan din na nakatambay sa labas ng bahay hanggang hating gabi at nagba-basketball pa sa daan. Ang mga magulang mismo nakikipag kwentuhan sa labas ng bahay bitbit ang kanilang mga anak."

Lazatin said he had directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the city and the barangay leaders to apprehend individuals violating the quarantine protocols.

The mayor appealed to the residents to cooperate and support the government in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Ano pa po bang pakiusap ang kailangan para makipag tulungan po kayo sa hangarin ng gobierno na matalo ang Covid-19? Kailangan po bang tamaan tayong lahat ng Covid-19 para matutong pairalin ang disiplina sa ating mga sarili," Lazatin said.


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