Lucban, Quezon to be on 48-hr total lockdown starting April 25

Published April 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Danny Estacio

LUCBAN, Quezon – The town of Lucban, of the famous Pahiyas Festival in Quezon, will be placed under 48-hourslockdown starting 12:01 a.m. on April 25, until 12:01 a.m. on April 27, based on executive order issued by Mayor Celso Olivier Dator.


Dator signed the order of implementing a 48-hour total lockdown in the whole town after it reported its first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Dator reported that the first case was a 45-year-old female, single and a resident of Barangay 6. She is a health care worker working in a hospital in Lucena City.

But the mayor noted that the patient has had no exposure or contact with Lucban residents, because, she has not returned home since the implementation of a Medical Reverse Isolation Scheme and ECQ.

In the order, the municipal government recognized the urgent need to strongly adopt stricter implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in order to ensure that the gains painstakingly achieved in the fight against COVID-19 in the past several weeks are not rendered futile.

The order also suspends all home quarantine passes, farmers’ passes, business passes-including private vehicles quarantine stickers, and the likes.

All residents are, thus, directed to strictly remain within their residences during the lockdown, save for instances of justifiable medical emergency.

It added that all business establishments, including the public market, grocery stores, restaurants, food delivery business, and sari-sari stores are strictly prohibited and should thus remain closed during the 48-hour lockdown period.

All persons and or vehicles not otherwise exempt from the provisions and shall not be allowed entry to this town, the order added.

Even the barangay officials and volunteers shall not be exempt from complying with the lockdown.