Mayor to biz: close early

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Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo has or-dered business establishments to close at 8:00 p.m. effective March 18, 2020 to minimize the possibility of spreading COVID-19.

City Public Information Officer Dems Demecillo said the mayor has issued Executive Order No. 14 which directs commercial establishments, internet cafes, flea market, food stalls, paunay, bars, movie houses, theaters, food stalls, theatre, and restaurants to cease operation by 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. The order also orders the said business establishments to sanitize their premises as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. (By Roi Lomotan)

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