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Capiz town imposes lockdown in bid to contain Covid-19

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The town of Tapaz, Capiz has been placed under general lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

Mayor Roberto Palomar issued an executive order placing the entire town under general quarantine, which prohibits residents from going out unnecessarily.

It also prohibited strangers from entering the town. (https://bit.ly/2wxLPN1)

Checkpoints have been placed at the entrance and exit points of the town while curfew will be imposed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., said Palomar.

“Although there was no reported positive case of Covid-19, we don’t have to wait for that to come,” he added.

Earlier, Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Nonoy Contreras issued a statement that there was no lockdown on the entire province but only travel restrictions.

Exempted from the restrictions are those government officials and employees performing their jobs; medical, health and humanitarian workers in other provinces performing in their jobs and functions; and patients under chemotherapy and hemodialysis; traders of goods, among others.