THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has found out that most of the health protocol violators arrested by the authorities came from those barangays with a high number of Covid-19 cases.
CCPO director Col. Josefino Ligan released its three-day comparative data from July 29 to 31, 2021, days after the executive order for the reimplementation of the liquor ban and adjustment of curfew hours was released, and from Aug. 1 to 3, the first three days of the implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Cebu City.
Ligan said most of the violations committed by the arrested individuals include curfew, not wearing of mask and liquor ban.
From July 29 to 31, Ligan said there were 323 arrested violators, while from Aug. 1 to 3, the violations were up by 25 percent after the CCPO arrested about 400 violators.
Most of the violations committed from July 29 to 31 include curfew (171 violators); not wearing of mask (150 violators); and liquor ban (two violators).
From Aug. 1 to 3, most of the violations committed include curfew (281 violators); not wearing of mask (137 violators); and liquor ban (five violators).
Police had also rescued 47 minors during curfew hours from July 29 to 31, and 44 minors during curfew hours from Aug. 1 to 3, said Ligan.
Ligan said areas with the most number of curfew violators are those under the jurisdiction of Police Station 7.
The areas with the most number of arrested individuals for not wearing mask are those under the jurisdiction of Police Stations 10, 9 and 4.
“We correlated this to the Covid-19 cases every day, and most of these areas are where the daily active cases belong,” said Ligan.
In the data reported by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) from July 25 to Aug. 3, Brgy. Guadalupe still tops the list of barangays with the most number of Covid-19 cases for the last 10 days with 215 cases.
Other barangays that have logged the most number of cases for the last 10 days include Talamban (128); Tisa (125); Lahug (101); and Camputhaw (85).
Ligan urged the public to heed the call of Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama on the implementation of parental supervised household lockdown.
Rama, in the same press conference, also asked barangay captains and other barangay officials, the church, as well as the public, to observe the health protocols and promote the Covid-19 vaccination program.
Cebu City is under MECQ until Aug. 15. (JJL)