SEVERAL barangays in Davao City were taken out from the Very High-Risk category while others were imposed with more tightened movement restrictions based on the recent risk assessment of the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force.
In the latest risk assessment report by Davao City Covid-19 Task Force released on Sunday, July 5, 2020, Barangays Bucana, Buhangin Proper, Maa, Matina Crossing are now High-Risk Areas, joining barangay 5-A on the list. These barangays were previously in the Very High-Risk Area in the June 27 to July 3 risk classifications.
It left barangays 23-C, Agdao Proper, and Leon Garcia in the Very High-Risk Area category.
Movement restrictions in Barangay Cabantian were also eased as it was put under Moderate Risk Area in the recent risk assessment from its earlier Very High-Risk Area classification.
Meanwhile, Matina Aplaya is elevated to the High-Risk category from being a Moderate Risk Area based on the previous classification. Other High-Risk areas are 15-B, 26-C, Tomas Monteverde.
From being on the list of High-Risk areas, Barangays 19-B, 22-C, Talomo Proper, Wilfredo Aquino, 1-A, 31-D, 39-D, 40-D, Magtuod, Waan are now Moderate Risk areas.
However, Barangays Binugao and Dalagdag were added to the list of Moderate Risk barangays from being a Low Risk Area.
These barangays joined in the Moderate Risk classification with barangays 2-A, 3-A, 6-A, 8-A, 9-A, 10-A, 11-A, 12-B, 13-B, 14-B, 20-B, 21-C, 27-C, 34-D, Angliongto, Bago Gallera, Bago Oshiro, Baliok, Bangkas Heights, Bunawan Proper, Calinan Proper, Catalunan Grande, Catalunan Pequeño, Centro (San Juan, Agdao), Communal, Daliao, Dumoy, Gov. Bangoy, Gov. Duterte, Ilang, Indangan, Langub, Mabuhay (Paquibato), Malagos, Matina Aplaya, Matina Pangi, Mintal, Pampanga, Panacan, Rafael Castillo, Saloy, San Antonio, San Isidro/Licanan, Sasa, Sto. Niño, Tacunan, Talomo River, Tibungco, Tigatto, Toril Proper, and Vicente Hizon, Sr.
The latest risk assessment did not mention barangays 18-B, 25-C, Bago Aplaya, and Lapu-Lapu which means they are now considered as low-risk barangays.
The new classification is effective from July 5 to July 10, 2020.
The City Government reminded the public on the implications of these risk assessment classifications.
“Ayaw og adto sa mga lugar nga ginatawag nga Very High Risk ug High Risk gawas na lang kung ang byahe alang sa trabaho, negosyo, ug emergency (Do not go to Very High Risk and High-Risk Areas except if reporting for work, doing business, or during emergency cases),” it said in a statement.
“Mamahimong moadto sa mga lugar nga Moderate Risk Barangay apan gikinahanglan ang hugot nga pag-amping (Going to Moderate Risk barangays are allowed but strict precautionary must be taken),” it added.
It also reiterated that people residing or working in the restricted barangays are allowed to go to other barangays as long as the health and safety guidelines set by the Department of Health (DOH) must be followed such as symptom screening.