GATHERINGS such as family reunions and parties in beach resorts and public swimming pools in Cagayan de Oro are now temporarily banned.
Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno on Monday, May 24, issued an executive order (EO) that temporarily bans the conduct of certain activities in beach resorts and public swimming pools of hotels and other similar establishments in the city.
The EO was issued to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Among the prohibited activities are family reunions, birthday/group/organization parties, foam parties, and other similar events or occasions.
According to the EO, these activities result in undue crowding in the limited spaces.
Establishments found violating the EO will have their respective business permits cancelled.
There have been numerous reports of people congregating together in limited spaces such beach resorts and swimming pools of various hotels and similar establishments in the city which are open to the public to celebrate certain events or occasions. The people in these gatherings are reportedly not observing the minimum public health standards.
Over the weekend, Cagayan de Oro recorded 147 new cases, one of which is a locally stranded individual and 146 are local transmissions.
This brought the total coronavirus infections to 6,469 and increased the active cases to 1,006.