Friday, November 20, 2020

Davao is now ‘restricted’ LGU

THE REGIONAL Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (RIATF) has put Davao City as “restricted” local government due to the surge in Covid-19 cases and further limit the movement of people to essential needs.

Mayor Sara Duterte also released guidelines following the approval by the RIATF of new restriction as requested by the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force.

The guidelines cited the surge in Covid-19 cases because of the innumerable activities allowed during a Modified General Community Quarantine. The rising number of cases also resulted in full occupancy of hospital beds and that there is a need to reduce the number of people moving inside Davao City.

Due to the pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte has extended State of Calamity in the country until September 12, 2021.

With the restriction, the mayor sought the assistance of Joint Task Force Covid Shield for enforcement of Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) and non-APOR travel into Davao City to insulate other local governments from the effect of the surging cases as well as to further protect the residents of Davao.

APOR refers to health and emergency frontline services personnel, government officials and employees, as well as government frontline personnel and duly-authorized humanitarian assistance actors, including those who come in for work or business and going home. (Malou Cablinda)


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