Cagayan de Oro (CdO) City shortened its curfew hours by two hours to enhance local economic activities badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CdO Mayor Oscar Moreno issued the executive order (EO) reducing curfew hours from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The EO also allowed persons aged 15 to 65 to go out for non-essential purposes and enter malls and other business establishments during the Christmas season.
Moreno reminded residents to still follow health protocols, such as wearing of masks and face shields, physical distancing and washing of hands, to prevent the spread of the disease.
“No amount of restrictions can win the war against COVID-19 if people will not observe health protocols religiously,” he said. “Behavior of the people, not restrictions, is the key in winning the battle against this pandemic.”
The city recorded 15 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total to 1,380, of which 470 are active infections.
Recoveries were at 1,805 and deaths at 105 since the pandemic began in March.