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SoCot Guv warned the public vs. mass gathering

South Cotabato, Koronadal City- South Cotabato governor, Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. warned the public to strictly comply with the restrictions on mass gatherings in the wake of the prevailing general community quarantine (GCQ) or face possible sanctions.

The governor, issued the warning on Monday amid reports on gatherings taking place in some areas even as the province continues to combat with the community transmission of Covid-19.

Under GCQ, Tamayo reiterated that mass gatherings, including those initiated by local government units, are prohibited.

He said some events are allowed but only at 30 percent venue capacity, while weddings and wakes should be limited to 10 persons.

The national Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases extended last week the province’s GCQ status until July 31 due to the high incidence of Covid-19 in the area.

The governor added, that the government officials and employees are not exempt from these regulations and should follow them strictly to set an example to the public.

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