By J. Jala | 02:42 PM August 31, 2021
The provincial government of Bohol ordered anew the closure of liquor-serving bars and stores due to a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.
Governor Arthur Yap released Tuesday Executive Order No. 44 reimposing the ban on selling liquor to the public to prevent residents from going out of their homes during the night and gather in groups.
It shall be unlawful, the EO said, for any person to sell, furnish, offer, buy, serve or take alcoholic drinks and beverages, anywhere in the Province of Bohol.
Here are other key portions of Executive Order No. 44 series of 2021:
- Alcoholic drinks and beverages purchased for consumption at home, or in private premises shall be allowed.
- The consumption of liquor within residential premises shall be limited to the dwellers of the said residence and it shall be prohibited for a person to proceed and congregate in another residence to consume and drink alcohol.
- It shall be prohibited for a person intoxicated or under the influence of liquor to go out of their residential premises or public places.
The governor added that the Philippine National Police and the Barangay Officials are directed to ensure strict implementation of the latest protocol.