Residents urged to continue to follow health protocols


THE public is strongly urged to cooperate and support the implementation of health and safety protocols, although the government has relaxed restrictions.

“Never let our guard down in the fight against Covid-19 (2019 coronavirus disease). Continue to meet minimum public health standards and quarantine guidelines for the safety and protection of all,” Mayor Maria said on Friday. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar in a press release, November 26.

“No one is safe until everyone is safe,” Salazar added.

Local police authorities are determined to apply the Covid-19 protocols as well as the implementation of security measures.

Salazar noted that the consolidated report of the various police stations and operational units under the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) showed a total of 136 violations recorded from 5 p.m. on November 24 to 5 p.m. on November 25.

Out of the total number of offenses, unauthorized people outside the residence top the list at 46, followed by the absence of a quarantine pass or valid identity card (ID) at 32 .

The list also includes curfew violations, 25; not wearing a face mask, 22; failure to observe physical distancing, six; and the use of an unauthorized protective helmet, five.

Meanwhile, the Zamboanga task force’s Covid-19 data tracker showed that the city of Zamboanga has recorded 22,142 confirmed cases with 20,557 recoveries, 530 active cases and 1,055 deaths as of November 25. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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