Today is the last day for residents to visit the graves of their loved ones as all the 7 cemeteries in Dumaguete City will be closed to the public from October 29 to November 4, 2020, in compliance to the national directive.
For 9 days now, only those with Kalag-Kalag passes were allowed entry in cemeteries to prevent mass gatherings and possible transmission of COVID-19.
But since October 20 until today, it has been observed that only a few people came to visit the graves of their departed family members and friends.
In fact, a large number of daily passes allotted per barangay were not utilized.
This goes to show that the vast majority of the people heeded the appeal of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, for residents to avoid flocking to the cemeteries and instead offer prayers in the safety of their homes while the risks of the COVID pandemic remain.
Mayor Remollo said that the cemeteries will reopen after the prescribed period but Kalag-Kalag Passes will still be required for entry from November 5-7, 2020.