AS THE City Government intensified its contact tracing effort, offices and business establishments that do not comply with the Safe Davao QR (DQR) code scanning procedure will now be penalized, a Davao coronavirus disease (Covid-19) Task Force official warned.
Davao City Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said over the Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) that they have observed that some establishments are not strictly implementing the scanning of DQR among their clients upon entrance and exit from their area.
But the passage of a new ordinance mandating all establishments to strictly implement the Safe DQR scanning aims to counter this and further boost the city’s performance to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by determining the travel history of a certain positive individual, Schlosser said.
“We are tasked to enforce this ordinance so I hope mu-follow gyud tanan (I hope everyone will follow) because we do not want to penalize these people of these establishments. But we are tasked to enforce this ordinance so kinsa man ang mu-violate, we are very sorry kay amo gyud i-follow ang mandate and i-enforce sa security cluster (Regardless of who will violate the ordinance, we are very sorry, as we will follow the mandate and the security cluster will enforce the provisions of the ordinance),” Schlosser said.
The Safe DQR Code was first made mandatory by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio under Executive Order 02, requiring all establishments and offices in the city to implement the scanning of the DQR of all individuals entering their premises.
The DQR system is an electronic contact-tracing and travel pass platform for the city.
“This DQR is integrated sa atong expanded contract tracing. With this, naa man gud tay ubay-ubay nga mga positive individuals or Covid-positive patients nga maka-sulod sa mga establishments. So, kini siya pasado napod nga ordinansa nga ma penalize ang business establishment for not implementing scanning out of individuals nga musulod sa ilang establishment (This DQR is integrated into our expanded contract tracing. Some Covid-positive patients were still able to enter the establishments. This recently passed ordinance will penalize establishments for not scanning out individuals entering their establishment),” Schlosser said.
Under the ordinance, non-compliant businesses will receive a written warning for the first offense. For the second offense, they will be fined P5,000 and/or their business operations suspended for 30 days from the date of violation while for the third offense, the business establishment will be fined P5,000 and its business permit will be canceled. (PR)