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644 Pampanga residents arrested for not wearing masks

Aug 17, 2021 @ 15:04
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A total of 644 persons were arrested in Pampanga province over the weekend for violating health and safety protocols, according to the Pampanga Police Provincial Office.

The provincial police director, Colonel Arnold Ibay, said authorities arrested the persons for not wearing face masks, in violation of Executive Order 17-2021 issued by Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda.

He said Mexico town recorded the highest number of arrests with 69. San Fernando City was in second place with 65, followed by Guagua and Lubao towns with 57 each, and Mabalacat City with 53.

Since December 12, a total of 13,579 have been arrested in Pampanga for not wearing masks, Ibay said.

The official urged the public to continue observing health protocols amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, especially its Delta variant.

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