Abra logs biggest single day new Covid cases, stricter measures adopted

I AM BACK. Gov. Ma. Jocelyn Bernos is back to work as she led government executives in a zoom last Monday, April 5. Bernos underwent a 16-day quarantine after she tested positive last March 13. From the Facebook page of Gov. Joy Bernos

As the province of Abra recorded its single day high of 63 new Covid cases with total confirmed infections topping the 400 mark, Gov. Ma. Jocelyn Bernos has ordered the adoption of more stringent measures to stop the spread of virus.

The Abra Province Facebook page announced that 63 new cases for the province from the 557 samples sent to be tested for April 8 which broke the 62 logged last week as the province has now 413 confirmed cases.

In her Facebook wall, Bernos has ordered a liquor ban in the province which includes consumption and selling.

The governor, who is back in action after 16 days in isolation due to contracting the virus, added: “those brave to sell alcohol in secret, you will have your time, since we have our way of knowing who you are, instead help us solve this problem.”

Gatherings that will have 10 people are not allowed like wakes, burials and any form of gambling. Bernos set a three day limit for wakes also.

All religious activities that will have 10 people or more attendees are not allowed.

No indoor dining will be allowed during the month long general community quarantine. She implored restaurant owners to set up outdoor dining if they want to continue their business during the 30-day GCQ that ends April 30.

She also asked offices, government and public not to use air conditioning instead, have the windows opened so that air will circulate.

All are required to wear face mask and shield every time one is outside of one’s residence. Barangay officials or task force members from the barangay, municipality and the province are told to make the necessary arrest of violators.

She also asked the wearing of face mask even inside the house since “one is allowed to go out to buy essentials (like food) or go to work and if he or she arrives, one is not sure if the person brought home the virus. Just make sure.”

Bernos added: “I making this appeal to all people from Abra, stay home (all capital for emphasis). We need your cooperation, including those who hate me,…”



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