Going outside with no face mask? Get fined up to P50K in Pampanga
The Pampanga local government has approved Ordinance 756 ordering the mandatory use of face masks in public in the entire province with corresponding fines for violators.
The province’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed the local law as part of safety and precautionary measures against the coronavirus pandemic, according to officials.
Pampanga Gov. Dennis Pineda signed the ordinance on April 16.
“All persons within the territorial jurisdiction of Province are hereby directed to wear the prescribed face mask and observe physical distancing” during the enhanced community quarantine period in Luzon, according to the ordinance.
Face masks “should be properly worn by covering the nose and mouth and ensuring there are no gaps between the face and mask,” it said.
Violators may face fines of no less than P20,000 and no more than P50,000.
Medical professionals and public servants who violate the ordinance may also have their license suspended or revoked.
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