Bacoor allows religious gatherings in certain areas starting this weekend

BACOOR, Cavite - The city government is allowing religious gatherings in various areas except for those declared critical zones (CrZ) starting Friday (July 10).

According to Executive Order No. 26 signed by Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla, religious gatherings, community assemblies, and sports events are still prohibited in the CrZ in Barangay Zapote 1 as well as in Zapote 2, 3, and 4, where targeted rapid testing is being conducted.

Meanwhile, religious gatherings in areas classified as containment zones (CZ) are permitted, but shall be limited to not more than five persons. These are Barangays Zapote 5 and Molino 2, 3, and 4, or areas adjacent to CrZ as well as barangays with multiple contained houses or double-digit numbers of active cases.

For areas not classified as CrZ and CZ, religious gatherings of 10 persons or up to 10 percent of the seating capacity are allowed with strict conditions, including a record of attendance and seating arrangement of persons.

Senior citizens, those below 21 years old, and persons with co-morbidities are not allowed to attend.

As of July 9, Bacoor has recorded 300 confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, with 136 recoveries and 22 mortalities.