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Cases filed vs violators of Davao City quarantine guidelines

January 26, 2021 - Tuesday 8:01 PM by Davao City Information Office

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The strict enforcement of community quarantine guidelines in Davao City since May 2020 has resulted in the filing of cases and arrests of violators, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) report showed. 

As of January 23, 2021, DCPO, the lead enforcement agency of the implementation of the public health protocols, has recorded 3,262 violators of curfew hours; 555 for liquor ban; 6,617 for social distancing and mass gathering; 2,333 for the face mask; 2,670 for face shield; and, 33 for presenting fake/tampered RT-PCR results, which totals to 15,470 individuals arrested. 

Of the total apprehensions, 3,800 cases had been filed against the violators.

DCPO has also recorded 2,880 apprehensions for motorcycle pillion riding or back riding without barrier, for which 902 cases were already filed. 

Angel Sumagaysay, the Head of the Public Security and Safety Command Center (PSSCC), said that the city is strengthening its apprehensions against people presenting fake and/or tampered RT-PCR test results.

“Of the 33 apprehended, 10 cases were already filed before the Court,” he said. 

Sumagaysay said that the city government continues to ensure the implementation of the health protocols against COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus.

Under Executive Order No. 71, the city imposes the 9 PM to 4 PM curfew hours and 24-hr liquor ban until the end of January 2021.

The City Council has also passed the ordinance on the mandatory wearing of face masks in public places and the ordinance penalizing persons using or producing falsified or tampered Covid-19 medical test results or other health verification documents to further implement strict guidelines against Covid-19. 

Dabawenyos are reminded that the city’s regulations and measures against Covid-19 are still in place until the country remains in a state of public emergency.