Ipinag-utos ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa local government units (LGUs) at police commanders na siguruhing sarado ang mga sementeryo, memorial park, at columbarium mapapubliko man o pribado mula Oktubre 29 hanggang Nobyembre 4 tulad ng nauna nang direktiba ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
Sa kabila ng flattening curve sa bansa at pagbaba ng bilang ng mga may kaso ng COVID-19 sa Metro Manila, sinabi ng DILG na wala pa ring mass gathering dahil sa tuluy-tuloy na banta ng pandemya.
“The DILG is one with the Filipino people in remembering our deceased loved ones in the coming All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Days. During the pandemic, we are asking for the people’s cooperation by not going to the cemeteries, staying at home on October 29 to November 4, 2020 and visiting their departed relatives days before or weeks after the closure,” sinabi ni DILG Sec. Eduardo M. Año.
Para sa mga dadagsa nang mas maaga pa sa mga nabanggit na petsa, nagbigay rin ng direktiba si Sec. Año sa police units na mahigpit na ipatupad ang pagsusuot ng face masks at face shields, physical distancing, at pagpapapasok ng hanggang 30 porsiyentong kapasidad lang ng lugar.
“The local police commanders and the mayors by now should have discussed the rules that would be implemented per locality but all these local rules that would be crafted should conform to the guidelines set by the IATF,” pahayag ng Kalihim.
Kinakailangang may PNP assistance desks at regular police foot patrol para siguruhing natutupad ang IATF regulations.
Ani ng Secretary, “Maaari naman pong makadalaw sa mga sementeryo ang ating mga kababayan kahit anong edad bago o matapos ang itinakda at ipinagbabawal na mga araw. Ito naman po ay para rin sa kabutihan ng nakararami.”
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