Davao de Oro mulls Modified Community Quarantine
DAVAO DE ORO, April 23 (PIA) – The province of Davao de Oro will be under a Modified Community Quarantine (MCQ) after the the expiration of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on April 26, 2020.
Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy revealed the changes in a social media post that while the ECQ has been effective in curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the province, it became a challenge in the economic
“We need to find the balance between ensuring the public’s health and safety, and sustaining the growth of the economy and livelihood throughout the province,” Governor stressed.
The Governor emphasized that some of the restrictions implemented in the ECQ will be gradually lifted, while still imposing safety guidelines.
Governor Uy also disclosed that the change was discussed in a meeting on April 20, together with Vice Governor Maria Carmen Zamora, municipal mayors, and members of the Emergency Operations Center.
Among the changes, he said, are the adjustment of the curfew hours, and the opening of some of the businesses.
Governor Uy also explained that after the ECQ, everything will not go back to its normal situation; however, a new normal will emerge, and that includes wearing of face mask, and applying social or physical distancing.
“Dili na magdahum nga makabalik pa ta sa kung unsa ang “normal” nga kaniadto. Aduna kita’y bag-ong reyalidad nga gina-atubang. Kinahanglan nato mag-adjust, bag-uhon ang atong lihok, ang atong mga buhat, ug ang atong sistema aron makasugakod ug makalahutay.(We must not hope that we will go back to what was “normal” before. We are facing a new reality, we need to adjust our routine, our activities and system so we can move on),” Uy said.
The local chief executive also said that the guidelines for the MCQ are still being crafted, and will be published soon.
Uy also urged the Dabawenyos in Davao de Oro to follow the rules set by the authorities as he assumed that the COVID-19 virus might stay longer in the country.
“Let’s stay informed, follow the necessary protocols, and always listen to the authorities. And let us always remember, God is with us.” (PIA11, Michael Uy)