Persons not wearing or taking off face masks in public places in Davao City will be meted fines and one-month imprisonment on the third offense, as stipulated in a new city ordinance.
The City Government of Davao has placed Barangay 23-C, known as Mini-Forest Boulevard, under “hard lockdown” for a minimum of 14 days starting July 4, following an increase of Covid-19 cases among its residents.
Scientists from the University of the Philippines refute the national government’s claims that it is winning the battle against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, citing statistics that show the virus is spreading fast.
Davao City has now shifted to modified general community quarantine starting today July 1 up to July 15 after over a month of being placed under general community quarantine to address the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The city government of Davao assured residents that they are managing the new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) with the entry of stranded individuals and overseas workers in to the city in recent weeks.
The controversial memo of Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia to practice steam inhalation or “tuob” to prevent Covid-19 infection has garnered reactions, including one from Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
The city’s popular Roxas Night Market remains closed for the last 100-plus days in the coronavirus pandemic, as more than 500 of its vendors await for its re-opening possibly by end of this year.
Mayor Oscar Moreno warned private clinics conducting rapid diagnostic tests, especially to persons returning to their workplaces, that they will be facing legal action if they continue to do so without coordination from government health authorities.
As the nation deals with rising unemployment and failing economy due to the prolonged lockdown and the pandemic, the city government here has allotted Php160 million for short term jobs.
The City Government has decided to drop the use of rapid diagnostic kits in the screening of persons entering Davao City, citing its low effectivity in detecting COVID-19 infection.