Laguna under MECQ; earlier curfew and liquor ban in effect

Published August 2, 2021, 9:30 AM

by Carla Bauto Deña

LAGUNA – The province of Laguna has been placed under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from August 1 to 15 due to the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Delta variant.

In a Facebook post, Governor Ramil L. Hernandez said that the new curfew hours in the province will be 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. but this will not apply to authorized persons outside residence (APOR), workers, cargo and delivery vehicles, and public transportation.

Quarantine control checkpoints are placed in borders and only APORs will be allowed to pass. Malls will be open but only essential stores and services like groceries, drugstores, hardware stores, banks, and other service providers will be operational.

Individual outdoor exercise is allowed but only within one’s area of residence or barangay.

The provincial government had earlier implemented a liquor ban on July 26, prohibiting residents from consuming alcoholic beverages in commercial establishments and public places to help curb the spread of the virus.