To intensify the implementation of the guidelines and safety measures regarding the continuous threat of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Governor Albert Garcia last March 13, 2020 Executive Order No. 24 Series of 2020, an order establishing urgent and appropriate measures as regards to the threat of COVID -19 in the Province of Bataan.
Section 3 of said order strongly discourages mass gatherings and religious activities until such time that the State of Public Health Emergency is lifted.
This is to ensure the welfare and safety of everyone and to avoid the continuous spread of the said disease. The Executive Order shall cover all public places, schools/colleges/universities, public utility vehicles, and establishments in the Province.
In line with the National Government’s response, Malacañang, last March 14, released a memorandum which contains the set of guidelines regarding the implementation of the strict social distancing measures and community quarantine in Metro Manila to contain the continuous threat of COVID-19.
Some of its key points are as follows: suspension of classes in all levels, private and public and government work in the executive branch until April 14, prohibited mass gatherings like movies, concerts, and sporting events, private sectors urged to observe flexible working arrangement, and the proper guidelines of who will be exempted from restrictions on entry and exit to Metro Manila during the general community quarantine.
To date, there is one (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Province and everyone is encouraged to stay calm and be more vigilant. The Provincial Government of Bataan (PGB) assures the public that they’re on top of it and there’s no need for the public to panic.