NO STRICTER measures will be imposed in every barangay of Cagayan de Oro despite the city still under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno believes that the public should not rely on regulations to keep them from violating the health protocols, saying too much regulation becomes ineffective in the end, especially on sustainable basis.
"Allergic ko sa sobra nga regulasyon. Ang importante mosubay ta sa minimum public health standards. Likay lang sa crowds kay kahibalo man ta nga mao na ang cause sa pagtakod," Moreno said.
"Too much enforcement, ang mahitabo dinha, magka bingkil-bingkil hinoon ang mga tao in relation sa atong mga barangay officials. Kinahanglan magtinabangay gyud ta. Let the people themselves guard their communities," he added.
The mayor said that at present, sustaining programs is more crucial than enforcing regulations for quick result.
"Kining pandemic, this is not a dash, that the faster you are, the better," Moreno said.
Cagayan de Oro remains under MECQ until June 30, 2021.
Moreno said there are sectors that expressed worry over the possibility of the city being placed in a higher quarantine level.
Moreno said the city has shown some improvements, especially in the vaccination rollout.