San Juan City Mayor Francisco Zamora announced Monday the enactment of an executive order which regulates all events, activities, or festivities in celebration of the Chinese New Year in the city.
Executive Order No. FMZ-066 aims to minimize the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after the city government determined that the celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 12 could be a “superspreader” event.
“In order for the City of San Juan to sustain the gains it has achieved against its battle with COVID-19 and to thwart the current resurgence of the disease and its new strain/variant, it is necessary and proper to regulate any and all events, activities or festivities in the celebration of the 2021 Chinese New Year,” the statement read.
“A maximum of ten (10) persons for every event, activity or festivity shall be allowed to celebrate the Chinese New Year, whether in the confines of their own homes, subdivisions, condominiums as well as in public places such as parks, malls, restaurants and the like,” it said.
The statement also stated that “public and private places, including malls and restaurants hosting the abovementioned events, activities or festivities are enjoined to comply with all existing rules and regulations and other precautionary measures.”