Davao region up against spread of Covid-19

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DAVAO CITY – The city government of Davao on Monday disinfected the vicinity of City Hall while Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas has imposed a “no face mask, no entry” policy , as a measure to prevent the spread of the dreaded coronavirus which has already recorded 24 cases in the country.

Cagas ordered the strict implementation of “no face mask. no entry” policy to all provincial government employees and those who will transact business at the capitol.

On Monday, the city government of Davao cancelled the flag-raising ceremony. Personnel from the City Health Office sprayed disinfectant at the City Hall grounds, Osmeña and Rizal Parks, where people usually converge.

In Davao del Sur, Cagas ordered that those who refused to wear the face mask will be denied entry.

Cagas explained “No Mask, No Entry” policy is “for everybody’s compliance.”

This, after Southern Philippines Medical Center chief of hospital Dr. Leopoldo Vega revealed confirmed over the weekend of having two patients under their care detected to possess symptoms of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

On Monday night, Vega announced that the test result showed one of the persons under investigation yielded negative infection of COVID-19.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has cancelled series of activities in relation to the celebration of the 83rd Araw ng Dabaw..

In Davao Oriental, Governor Nelson Dayanghirang has ordered the implementation of necessary measures including the monitoring of individuals, especially those coming from areas reported to have COVID-19 cases.

The Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center (DOPMC), has activated its Incident Command System (ICS) since last week and is now creating a contingency plan in the event that COVID-19 cases will emerge in the province.

In Davao de Oro, Governor Tyrone Uy ordered the cancellation of the Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) meet as the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro urges everyone to practice necessary precautionary measures to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

On Sunday, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the entire country under a state of public health emergency in relation to the Covid-19 threat following information that two Filipinos were found to be positive of the disease thereby adding it to the previous three cases in the records from the Department of Health (DOH.-Editha Z. Caduaya

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