Delta orders ‘household lockdown’

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Pampanga Gov. Dennis “Delta” Pineda has ordered a “household lockdown” from March 20 to April 5, 2021 reimposing strict conditions under the Modified General Community Quarantine due to surging COVID-19 cases. 

These came as COVID-19 cases in the province shot up to 120 last Thursday and 75 on Friday morning due to local transmission. As of March 18, the province has 757 active cases. At least 7,421 people have recovered from infection while 449 have died. 

Governor Pineda instructed households to stop receiving guests, allowing only two persons to leave homes to buy essential good and requiring persons below 18 years old and over 60 years old to stay at home. Liquor selling and buying are banned. 

He also required non-residents of Pampanga including Angeles City to present the result of their RT-PCR or antigen test that is taken 72 hours before they enter the province. 

Commercial and business establishments are allowed to serve at 50 percent capacity. 

Curfew has been re-imposed from 10PM to 5AM beginning 12:01 on March 20. Health workers, government frontliners, essential or night shift workers are exempted from the curfew. 

Governor Pineda ordered the reactivation of checkpoints in the barangays at the supervision of the police. 

Mayors were directed to set guidelines and protocols in public markets. 
The governor ordered the police to strictly implement these instructions.

Parents will face charges if their children are caught violating safety protocols. Adult violators will be detained in open spaces identified by the local police. 

Residents are required to comply with safety protocols such as the wearing of face masks and shields, maintain 1-2 meters physical distance and avoid crowded gatherings. 

The governor will be distributing pulse oximeters, thermometers and face shields to barangay health workers to be used especially by senior citizens.