Baste reiterates importance of Covid-19 health protocols

Acting Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte reminded Dabawenyos anew on Thursday to strictly follow the health protocols set by health experts to prevent the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from infecting more people.


Duterte issued the statement amid the recent spike in Covid-19 cases here, which he said proved the virus “is still very much present in our communities.”


As of September 30, the Department of Health in Davao Region (DOH-11) reported that the city has a total of 1,953 Covid-19 cases, 1,552 of which were classified as recovered, and 78 deaths.


At least 223 cases were categorized as active on the same day.


“I appeal to all of you to stay home and go out only for work, emergency, and/or other essential activities. Furthermore, I am advising everyone to take extra precautions when visiting malls, grocery stores, and public markets,” Duterte said in a statement


He also warned that healthcare facilities in the city are nearing their maximum capacity.


He also reiterated that gatherings are still strongly discouraged “at this time and for the upcoming All Souls’ Day, where everyone is advised to visit their departed loved ones before October 29 and after November 4.


“The local government will continue to enforce the minimum health standards and we are imploring everybody to work together in ensuring the safety of every Dabawenyo,” Duterte added.


Source: Philippines News Agency


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