The mayor of the city of Pasay, Emi Calixto-Rubiano, has issued a decree setting the schedule for visits to the city’s cemeteries and columbariums, as these places will be closed from October 29 to November 2.
Rubiano said the city government only allowed funeral and crematorium services during “Undas”.
She said people can visit deceased loved ones on the days before and after the shutdown period.
She said, however, that people under the age of 21 or over 60, with co-morbidities or other health risks, and pregnant women are prohibited from entering burial sites.
Rubiano also said that a maximum stay of one hour will be strictly enforced in cemeteries.
Those visiting cemeteries, crematoriums and columbariums must bring their valid ID cards and quarantine passes. They must also adhere to basic health protocols such as wearing a face mask and face shield, and practice physical distancing.
Rubiano added that a maximum of 50 people at a time will only be allowed inside the cemetery premises and 20 in the columbarium every hour.
The planned visits to the city’s cemeteries and columbariums are as follows: from October 18 to 19 (zones 3 and 4); October 20-21 (Zone 5 and 6); October 22-23 (Zone 7 and 8); October 24-25 (Zone 9 and 10); October 26-28 (Zone 11 and 12); November 3 to 4 (Zone 13 and 14); November 5-6 (Zone 15 and 16); November 7-8 (Zone 17 and 18); November 9-10 (Zone 19 and 20); and Sundays for zones 1 and 2, including visitors from other cities.
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