Bataan mayor orders 24-hour curfew, mandatory wearing of face masks

HERMOSA, Bataan -- Mayor Antonio Joseph Inton of this town  signed Friday executive orders on the implementation of a 24-hour curfew and mandatory wearing of face mask in the town.

Mayor Inton said  under the signed Executive Order No. 19-2020, a 24/7 curfew will be strictly enforced staring April 4 until April 14 as part of the precautionary and safety measures against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“No one shall be allowed to enter and exit the town if there are no important matters or emergencies needed,” Inton stressed in a statement.

Healthcare workers, peace and order officers, workers from the processing zones with valid IDs, local government officials and employees under skeletal workforce, and persons with valid travel pass are exempted from the curfew.

Moreover, he also signed Executive Order No. 20-2020 which requires wearing of face masks by all persons in public places within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality.

“Face masks or any coverings to our mouth and nose should be worn when leaving the town. We are also recommending it when you are going to the market, grocery stores, bank or ATM, and other public places,” he added.

Violators will be punished in accordance with the penalties provided under Section 10 of Republic Act No. 11332 of the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.

The local chief executive reiterated to his constituents to continue practicing social distancing measures to prevent being infected by COVID-19.

As of this date, Hermosa remains free from the deadly disease.