The City Health Marshals will intensify its coordination with barangay officials to enforce the prohibition in mass gatherings particularly among minors and the elderly to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Executive Assistant for Security Concerns retired General Rey Lyndon Lawas stressed that under the Modified General Community Quarantine or MGCQ all those ageing below 18-years-old below and above 65-year-old are supposed to stay at home.
The Department of Interior and Local Government, through Memorandum Circular No. 2021-058, has already directed the help in the implementation of effective control measures that will regulate mass gatherings such as drinking, sabong, tupada, fiesta, discos, parades, beauty contest, processions and other religious events, cultural festivals, and pool and other water recreational activities.
However, gatherings that are essential for the provision of health services, government services or humanitarian activities authorized by the appropriate government agency or instrumentality shall be allowed.
Meanwhile, religious activities, weddings, baptisms and wakes are allowed up to thirty percent (30%) venue capacity.