CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno said Tuesday, June 29, that he does not plan to appeal to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to lower the quarantine level of the city.
The national IATF for the Emerging Infectious Disease has placed Cagayan de Oro under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from July 1 to 15, 2021.
"Wala koy plano mag-appeal. Ang importante man gud is we defeat the virus," Moreno said.
He added that he can appeal to the IATF to place the city under general community quarantine but the city's Average Daily Attack Rate (Adar) is still at high risk and the Health Care Utilization Rate (HCUR) is at 66.56 percent.
The ICU bed, on the other hand, is over 70 percent, which is at high risk.
"Ang target gyud nato is mokanaog to below 30 percent para low risk na ta," Moreno said.
"Ato sad i-sustain kay di mahimo nga ang atong behavior is mag-agad sa quarantine level. Ang atong behavior mag-agad dili sa quarantine level, mag-agad kung unsay maayong buhaton para makadepensa kita kontra sa virus," he added.
The mayor said that in order to lower the community quarantine of Cagayan de Oro, everyone should ensure to suppress the spread of the virus.
"If we succeed in doing that, the figures will prove nga dili na gyud ta deserving sa higher level sa quarantina," Moreno said.
As for the assistance to the affected sectors, Moreno said the City Social Welfare and Development is attending to it.