Capas tightens measures vs. COVID-19

TARLAC CITY, Tarlac – The municipality of Capas has imposed stricter measures to curb the rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan said on Wednesday part of the new measures is the reimposition of liquor ban in Barangay Talaga, which was placed under localized community quarantine on Tuesday.

In his order, Catacutan said all business establishments engaged in the selling of liquor within the municipality are ordered not to sell any alcoholic beverages to residents of the said village.

He also ordered tightened measures ensuring public compliance with health protocols.

The mayor cited the need for residents to strictly comply with the minimum health standards, such as wearing of masks and face shields, washing hands frequently, observing physical distancing, as well as avoiding crowded places to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Based on the report of the Tarlac Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, 10 of the 22 new confirmed Covid-19 cases came from Barangay Talaga and two each in Barangays Sta. Lucia and Dolores, all in Capas town.

Other new cases are from the city with six and two from La Paz town.

These brought to 828 the total number of confirmed cases in the entire province, out of which 253 are on active status.Meanwhile, the number of recoveries remained at 542 while total number of deaths stayed at 33. (PNA)