Davao City Residents Quickly Bought Alcoholic Beverages Before Liquor Ban
The residents of Davao City have trooped to supermarkets to purchase alcoholic beverages before the implementation of liquor ban.
Earlier this week, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio issues the Executive Order No. 59, which prohibits selling, serving, or consuming of liquor and any other alcoholic beverages in public amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor Sara noticed unbridled drinking sessions in the city amid the health crisis, which might increase the people’s exposure to the disease. She decided to implement a 24/7 liquor ban in the city.
The younger Duterte has ordered the Vices Regulation Unit (VRU) and Barangay Councils to ensure that fast-food restaurants, sari-sari stores, restaurants, and similar establishments will comply with the health protocols.
Establishments that will commit a single violation would be subject for closure after violations were properly documented.
The liquor ban in Davao City would take effect at 5:00 am on November 2, 2020 until December 31, 2020. The new measure aims to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 disease.
“It has been observed from patient interviews that selling, serving, and consumption of liquors and other similar intoxicating drinks encourage close contact gatherings thereby defeating the objective of the community quarantine,” Duterte-Carpio said.
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