The provincial government of Cavite on Thursday laid down some rules for those who plan to go to cemeteries from October 1 to 27 to visit their deceased loved ones.
According to Governor Jonvic Remulla, the cemeteries in the province are open during this period, beginning 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. He said the cemeteries would be closed from October 28 to November 2.
In his Facebook post, Remulla warned that eating and drinking alcoholic beverages are prohibited even in private cemeteries. Videokes are also not allowed.
"Bawal po ang kainan kahit sa mga pribado at sosyal na libingan. Mga alta, matutong makisama. Kung bawal ang kainan, lalong bawal ang inuman at lasingan," Remulla said.
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Remulla also said selling food and beverages inside cemeteries are prohibited.
The governor said the city and municipal government would decide how many individuals will be allowed in the cemeteries in their respective areas.
He, however, stressed that those below 18-years-old are banned from going to cemeteries.
Strict wearing of face masks and shields must be observed, Remulla said.
Remulla further reminded Cavite residents to observe social distancing if they will visit cemeteries to avoid transmission of the virus.
"Dahil sa pandemya ay kailangan pa rin nating paulit-ulit na ipaalala ang social distancing rules. Lagpas 10,000 na ang positibo sa COVID dito sa Cavite at malakas ang kutob ko na baka lalong kumalat ang sakit na ito ngayong papalapit na Undas," Remulla said. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA News