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Cueva to public: Remain vigilant against Covid-19

SECOND District Representative Leo Rafael Cueva urged everyone to remain vigilant amid the fight against Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19).

“I am appealing to all Negrenses, particularly my constituents, to fully cooperate with the Provincial Government to comply with the stipulations of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) directives to effectively fight an unseen enemy that is very deadly,” Cueva said in a statement.

Cueva also commends the mayors of local government units under his congressional district for the smooth and timely distribution of food assistance to their constituents and lauded health care workers, the police, AFP personnel, barangay tanods, volunteers, grocery and pharmacy workers for their supreme sacrifices serving the frontlines as the LGUs battle the spread of corona virus disease or Covid-19.

Cueva said he is in constant communication with Mayor Salvador Escalante, Jr. of Cadiz City, Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Maranon III and Mayor Manolet Escalante as the province goes into a 16-day enhanced community quarantine that will end on April 14.

“I am very thankful for the leadership of our three mayors and other local officials, especially in this difficult time that the country is under a National Public Health Emergency and in a state of calamity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Cueva said.

The barangays, he said, are our first line of defense at the grassroots level.

That is why, he added, I am issuing this call to all the barangay captains of 59 villages in the second district to always be on their toes.

Our barangay leaders, together with the barangay health workers and barangay nutrition scholars, should also be in the frontlines of the government’s information and education campaign about the Covid-19 virus and how it is transmitted, Cueva said.

They should take lead in reminding residents to:

Cooperate with the ECQ imposed by the LGU and the Provincial Government; Comply with the curfew hours as determined by the LGUs; Stay at home and reflect during prayers; Observe social distancing; Use face mask when going out; Observe personal hygiene at all times including frequent handwashing, use of alcohol, hand sanitizer and other effective disinfectants; Listen to health experts; Stay informed; Not easily believe what they hear or read on social media as they could be “fake news”, and, Remain vigilant with the goings-on at the community level.

“I truly believe that if we stay united in our fight against Covid-19, we, as a Filipino nation, will heal as one,” Cueva said. (TDE)


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