DAVAO

Residents in 3 areas violating quarantine rules

Screenshot from dxGM Super Radyo video

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio told Dabawenyos to avoid three areas in the city as some residents are rampantly violating the city's community quarantine protocol.

In a radio interview on Monday, June 15, Duterte-Carpio named three areas: Isla Suerte, in Times Beach, Ecoland; Barangay San Antonio in Agdao; and Purok 48 in San Juan Village in Bangkal.

"Atong likayan ang mga taga Isla Suerte, San Antonio in Agdao, ug San Juan Bangkal kay sa sunod na mga adlaw, daghan na magpositive sa ila dira (Let us avoid people residing in Isla Suerte, San Antonio in Agdao, and San Juan in Bangkal because it is expected that there will be positive cases in these areas)," the mayor said in a radio interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

On Sunday afternoon, June 14, dxGM Super Radyo Davao posted on its official Facebook page a video showing residents near the coastline who were caught swimming despite the government's order prohibiting individuals from swimming due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Residents, in the video, can be seen not observing the two-meter physical distancing and some were not wearing a facemask. Some children can also be seen diving into the waters.

"Maghulat na lang ta sa mga positive [for Covid-19] sa mga taga Isla Suerte kay nangaligo sila'g dagat. Ayaw mo duol nila kay wala na na silay social distancing (There might be positive cases in Isla Suerte because they went out swimming. Do not approach them because they did not observe social distancing)," Duterte-Carpio said.

During the radio interview, a resident of San Antonio reported that some residents in the barangay continue to defy the physical distancing rule.

According to the complainant, some residents were seen drinking liquor and gambling outside their residences while others were seen in mass gatherings.

She said barangay officials in the area already acted on it, but residents continue to defy and go on with their activities.

Another complainant, a resident in San Juan, also reported a similar incident in their area.

According to the complainant, some residents in the area can still buy liquor as some continue to have drinking sessions outside their homes. Some residents were also observed not wearing shirts and face masks when going out of their residences.

Duterte-Carpio, in a previous radio interview, warned that the City Government will not shoulder the hospital bill of individuals who will acquire the new coronavirus for violating the quarantine protocols.

Based on the Covid-19 risk assessment from June 12 to 19, Ecoland, which is part of Talomo, and San Antonio, part of Agdao Proper, are classified as "very high risk areas" due to significant Covid-19 cases.

Bangkal, where Barangay San Antonio belongs, is under "low risk barangays."


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