KIDAPAWAN CITY – Mayor Joseph Evangelista has ordered the cancelation of Christmas parties in all departments of the city government.
In a statement issued Wednesday, Evangelista said his order abides by the advisory of the Department of Health (DOH), aiming to curb the further transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to reduce the number of cases in the city.
“Amid the imposition of the minimum health protocols here, the chances of transmission is still there, so we have to choose what is better for us Kidapaweños to be sure,” he said.
Evangelista’s order covers the city’s department offices and agencies.
The holding of seminars required for the renewal of business permits and tricycle franchises has also been canceled at the recommendation of the local inter-agency task force for the management of infectious diseases.
The number of business applicants will be limited in a day, while the issuance of tricycle permits will also be scheduled based on their “KD number” or route code assignment.
“All are strictly required to comply with the needed health protocols, such as wearing of face shields, face masks, and to observe disinfection rules,” Evangelista said.
Over the weekend, the city government reopened the city plaza, and the city hall lobby filled with Christmas decors for public viewing but with strict crowd control and physical distancing imposed. (PNA)