CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno said it is up to incoming mayor, Rolando "Klarex" Uy, to officially lift the existing curfew in the city, which may be moved to midnight to 4 a.m. in the next few days.
Moreno, at first, considered to lift the curfew in the city. However, he said he will retain curfew for Cagayan de Oro at least until mayor-elect Uy decides to lift it.
"Mangayo ko pasaylo sa katawhan sa Cagayan de Oro. Naa pa gihapon ang curfew. Hangyo ko lang sa publiko nga likay lang," Moreno said.
He added that he will adjust the curfew and ask the City Legal Office to draft the letter for it.
Moreno expressed his worries on a possible spike in the number of new Covid-19 cases if the curfew is removed, citing what happened in other countries like Taiwan, China and some countries in Europe.
"Normally, any spike would first occur in Metro Manila followed by secondary cities like Cagayan de Oro, Cebu City and Davao City in the next two to three weeks. So I may consider moving the curfew to midnight if at all," Moreno said.
For the past two months, Cagayan de Oro continuously recorded low Covid-19 case count. The city will remain under Alert Level 1 until May 15, 2022. The city's current health care risk indicators also remain at low risk at below double digit levels.
May 13, 2022
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