P3K, 10-day lock up for violators of COVID-19 protocols in Dgte

DUMAGUETE CITY, June 3 (PIA) -- Dumaguete City has imposed a fine of P3,000 per violation or imprisonment of up to 10 days maximum on business establishments caught violating the anti-COVID-19 protocols.

Local authorities also warned the public on the penalties as provided for in city ordinances 34 and 65 series of 2020.

Health marshals led by Executive Assistant for Security Concerns, retired Gen. Rey Lyndon Lawas, and City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah Talla inspected today the stalls, stores, and commercial establishments in the public market complex to impose compliance to the minimum health protocols such as the mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing, and provision of hand washing facilities or alcohol inside the premises.

Business establishments that fail to impose the said protocols and conduct daily disinfection will be penalized with a fine and subsequent revocation of the business permit on third offense.

Meanwhile, the 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew remains in effect in the city. 

Those who will be apprehended during the nightly patrols will be penalized P3,000 or face imprisonment of 10 days. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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