As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in this province and the Cordillera region, Abra will allow only a 50 percent capacity in all restaurants and dining establishments and with strict compliance to social distancing protocol.
In Advisory 002, series of 2021, Abra Gov. Ma. Jocelyn Bernos has made the reiteration wherein she also advised that all dine-in services are allowed in open spaces or areas where there is proper air ventilation.
If a dining establishment has none, then it “adopt a natural air ventilation system,” the advisory added.
Bernos, who last March 29, completed her 16-day isolation due to Covid-19, said that all the 27 municipalities must comply with the advisory.
Last week, she also asked that all Abrenios must avoid mass gatherings including those among family members after the province registered a record 62 cases of Covid 19.
She also asked municipal mayors, barangay officials and all police personnel to enforce same within their jurisdiction.
On Tuesday, Bernos met with Abra local executives through Zoom for them to be more vigilant and aggressive in implementing and observation of border control and health protocol.
As of April 5, Abra has 343 confirmed Covid-19 cases after 18 new cases in April 5 and 15 on April 4, both of which are not yet reported with the Department of Health – Cordillera.
In the Abra Province Facebook page, 11 of the 18 new cases are from the town of Pidigan, while 11 of the 15 reported on Easter Sunday are from the capital town of Bangued.
The DoH-Cordillera, meanwhile, reported on Monday that there are 217 new cases bringing the regional figure to 22,386 confirmed cases.