‘Little Vigan’ In Gapan City Closes Due To Rise Of COVID-19 Cases

GAPAN CITY – Lumang Gapan, the ‘little Vigan’ of Gapan City has been ordered to close due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in the city.

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The “Little Vigan” of Gapan City has been drawing crowds due to its ancestral houses and cobblestone streets. But the area has been closed as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus disease. Photo by Armand Galang | Image fromn: Inquirer

According to a report from Inquirer, Mayor Emerson Pascual said that there are 43 active cases as of Monday, March 22, urging him and the local inter-agency task force to close the area, along with the nearby plaza and night market.

The rise of COVID-19 infections was detected after the local government offered free swab tests, according to the mayor.

“This is, in fact, very alarming. I’m worried,”

However, he said that no single case of transmission was recorded in the three places based on recent contact tracing..

According to the report, Pascual said that they started the distribution on Wednesday of free face masks and shields to residents as they appealed to the public to adhere to health protocols strictly.

Lumang Gapan is known as the “Little Vigan” in the city due to its ancestral houses and cobblestone streets.

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