Caloocan City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan has banned any kind of mass gathering in the city during the Chinese New Year celebration on February 12, 2021.
His Executive Order 006-21 states that street parties, stage shows, parades, games, dragon dances, and other activities that may cause mass gatherings are prohibited.
According to Mayor Oca, he signed the order as the city complies with the existing community quarantine protocols of the Inter-Agency Task Force to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The mayor also ordered strict enforcement of the existing ordinance on the prohibited use of fireworks and the ordinance on the sale and consumption of alcohol.
Meanwhile, the law also states that in private gatherings of up to 10 people only will be allowed and it is necessary to strictly enforce the wearing of face masks, face shields, and social distancing.
Restaurants are still required to follow 50 percent dine-in capacity and 30 percent capacity for church and religious activities.
Mayor Oca instructed the Caloocan Police, Department of Public Safety and Traffic Management, and barangay officials to ensure that the order is enforced.