47,000 apprehended for health protocol violations

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THE Davao City Government has apprehended more than 47,000 violators of minimum health protocols, as of April 22, 2021.

Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) chief Angel Sumagaysay said the failure to wear face masks and the non-observance of social distancing topped the list of the most violated health measures, with 14,594 and 11,661 violations, respectively.

Sumagaysay added that 7,605 persons were apprehended for violating the curfew hours, while the non-compliance on wearing face shields netted 7,075 violators, and 857 offenders were reported for violation of the liquor ban.

He also said that local authorities have intercepted 80 individuals for presenting falsified reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results, while eight others were cited under the prohibition on billiards.

Meanwhile, the City Government logged 5,251 violations of pillion riding without barrier, with 1,584 cases filed.

Sumagaysay said the city continues to be strict in enforcing existing ordinances that penalize violators of Covid-19 protocols.

He said the city will maintain its quarantine control points and law enforcement checkpoints despite the slowdown in the number of Covid-19 infections.

He added that police presence will be heightened to ensure that the public adheres to the health protocols.

At present, the City Government has 57 quarantine control points in different areas, such as checkpoints, the airport, and seaports. These are manned by the Philippine National Police and elements of the Joint Task Force Shield.

Authorities have warned the public not to be complacent and practice minimum public health standards to avoid the spread of the virus. (With CIO)


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