Travel and liquor ban imposed in Abra to prevent spread of COVID-19

Abra Governor Joy Bernos has imposed a liquor ban in the province, effective March 20, 2020. In a memo issued by the governor, it states that this is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province. The liquor ban will be until April 13, or until lifted or revoked, whichever comes first.

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Maiparit ti panaginom iti arak ditoy intero a probinsya ti Abra manipud inton bigat (Marso 20, 2020) agingga Abril 13,…

Posted by Abra Province on Thursday, March 19, 2020

This comes after the province reports its first case, placing the entire province under enhanced community quarantine since March 17. The memo issued by the governor also states that this is in response to the increasing number of PUIs and PUMs in the province.

#COVID19 Update as of March 20, 2020AC1 is stable21 PUIs631 PUMs#JoyHELPS #COVID19update

Posted by Abra Province on Friday, March 20, 2020

As of March 20, the province also reports that the first case of COVID-19 is currently stable. However, there are currently 21 PUIs and 631 PUMs in the province.

Mangrugi inton bigat (March 20) 8AM, mairikep amin nga entry point ditoy probinsia. Awanen ti mapalubosan nga umuneg…

Posted by Abra Province on Thursday, March 19, 2020

With this, the governor also imposed a travel ban on inbound private individuals in the province.

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Many cities and provinces in the country have also imposed quarantines and travel bans in response to the pandemic. As of writing, the COVID-19 virus has currently infected over 262 people in the country, causing 19 fatalities.

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