APALIT town Mayor Oscar "Jun" Tetangco Jr. on Saturday, June 13, 2020, belied reports that a total lockdown will be enforced in the municipality after June 15.
The mayor issued a statement following several posts on social media which claimed that the town will revert to an enhanced community quarantine after the general community quarantine ends Monday, June 15.
Tetangco said the local government did not receive such order from the national government or the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, which is responsible for imposing such measures.
"There is no order related to lifting or strengthening of community quarantine that was relayed to us from the national government yet," he said.
Without any specific order, the mayor said Apalit will proceed to a modified general community quarantine by Tuesday along with other municipalities in Pampanga.
Tetangco asked Apalit residents to stop sharing unverified reports on social media which creates panic among the public.
"Let us be responsible for what we are sharing on social media. Official information and announcement from the local government will only come from our Facebook page 'Apalit I Love It.' If you see any post on social media, you can verify it from us first before sharing it to avoid the spread of fake news," he said.