ANGELES City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. has asked his constituents to support the local government's effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the city.
This, as the mayor said the City Health Office has already recorded 115 cases as of August 10.
"Umaabot na po sa 115 ang kompirmadong kaso ng Covid-19 sa ating siyudad. Sa nakaraang apat na araw, nagkaroon po tayong 24 na positive cases," Lazatin said.
At present, there are 66 active Covid-19 cases, according to the local chief executive.
Of the 115 cases, 43 patients had recovered, Lazatin said.
The City Government recently launched a digital contact tracing application dubbed staysafe.ph.
The program will allow the local government to quickly identify the close contacts of Covid-19 patients and suspected patients, the mayor said.
"Nakikiusap po ako sa inyo na i-download po natin ang libreng application na staysafe.ph sa ating mga mobile phones. At pakiusap ko po na maging tapat tayo sa ating mga sagot sa mga katanungan dito patunkol sa ating mga health conditions," Lazatin said.
He reiterated that many people living in the city are disobeying the health safety guidelines being enforced by the local government to prevent the spread of the virus.
"Kagaya ng hindi pagsuot ng facemask sa pampublikong lugar at pag istambay sa daan," Lazatin said.
With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the locality, the mayor said the City Government assured that hospital in the city are prepared to admit patients.
"Pinulong ko na rin po ang mga pamunuan ng bawat ospital sa siyudad patungkol sa maayos na koordinasyon at kahandaan sa Covid-19," Lazatin said.
The mayor is urging jeepney drivers and commuters to start wearing face shield pursuant to the guidelines set by the Department of Transportation.
Lazatin said the City Government had apprehended in one week more than 200 individuals who violated City Ordinance 546, which requires all residents to wear face masks in public places.
"Magdala ng quarantine pass tuwing lumalabas ng bahay at umiwas sa pagtambay sa daan. Sadyang marami pa rin ang matitigas ang ulo, walang disiplina sa sarili at walang malasakit sa kapwa. Anggat e ya mimiral ing disiplina yu e tamu talaga salese," the mayor said.
He asked barangay leaders to support the city by enforcing health protocols against Covid-19.
"Kakailanganin ko po ang tulong ng bawat isang Angeleno para masugpo ang Covid-19. Sama-sama po tayong manalangin sa Amang Diyos na malampasan natin ang pandemyang ito. Maraming salamat po. Luid ya ing siyudad ning Angeles," Lazatin said.