TANGUB CITY - As the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has continued attacking different areas in Mindanao by contracting the unmindful residents, a top official of the city has declared "No Movement Saturdays."
City Mayor Jennifer Tan signed Executive Order 234, series of 2021, officially declaring "No Movement Saturdays" purposely to contain the virus from spreading fast.
Mayor Tan was alarmed when the deadly virus contraction has reached a record high of 120 cases in a single day.
The mayor's EO mandated the public to refrain from going outside their respective houses and to avoid non-essential gatherings, except for members of the family who are allowed to buy food and medicines.
The order also exempted medical frontliners, as well as those obligated to work on Saturdays, including the emergency responders.
A fine of P1,000 for the first offense, plus a day in jail will be meted against those who will be caught defying the executive order duly signed by Mayor Tan. For the second offense, a fine of P2,000 plus three days in jail; and a fine of P5,000 and 10-day imprisonment for the third offense.
The order temporarily suspended religious gatherings, but it allowed public transportation to continue operating. Provided, however, that operators shall follow stricter rules of the provincial government of Misamis Occidental; and the passenger vehicles plying the road will be in a reduced capacity.
Meanwhile, the City Government has earlier inaugurated a 35-bed isolation facility in response to the increasing number of residents who have contracted the deadly coronavirus disease.
The Covid-19 isolation facility, located in Barangay Maloro, was named "Project Anchorage" by the City Government.
Mayor Tan said the 35-bed capacity isolation facility has nine rooms intended for families and couples, while the rest of the rooms with comfortable beds are also equipped with a tiled comfort room, an air-conditioning unit, water, kettle, water dispenser, radio monitor, Cable TV, and Wi-Fi.
She said the "Anchorage" is considered a resort hotel concept design being near to the beach, and the ambiance is just like people living there are on "staycation." "Mental health is very important in the success rate of survival of Covid-19,” the mayor pointed out. - PNA
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