CDC prohibits Clark gatherings, activities

CLARK FREEPORT – The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will prohibit social gatherings and activities here from January 7 to January 31, 2022 amid increasing cases of COVID-19.

In an advisory issued by the state-owned firm, it said social gatherings of 3 or more persons are prohibited within the Clark Parade Grounds, open areas, and other parks in the Freeport.

Meanwhile, only fully vaccinated persons are allowed to do individual physical activities such as walking, jogging, and biking among others. Other standard health protocols issued by the Inter Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will still be applied in the Freeport.

Tourism-related establishments in Clark were also directed to only accept fully-vaccinated individuals at 50% capacity for indoors and 70% capacity for outdoors. Minors who are not qualified for vaccination are also strictly prohibited within the zone.

CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan said they are taking these additional measures to ensure the safety of all stakeholders in the Freeport amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in various areas of the Philippines.

“The public is enjoined to cooperate and exercise self-restraint as Clark Development Corporation endeavors to keep Clark COVID-free and the business in the Zone vibrant. Mag-ingat po tayong lahat,” Gaerlan added.

CDC has initially urged its workers, locators, and visitors to remain vigilant and to keep adhering to minimum health standards with the  emergence of Omicron strain in the Philippines. The state-owned firm also reiterated the importance of wearing face masks, proper hand washing, and physical distancing to prevent the spread of the virus.

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