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Nabunturan closes major roads to slow down virus

The Nabunturan municipal government has temporarily closed some of its roads to limit the access and restrict the movement of individuals entering the downtown area as part of the COVID-19 prevention measures.

The local government, through its Emergency Operation Center, has put up barricades and signages to some of the downtown roads on Saturday, May 23.

The municipal council of Nabunturan issued Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 184, series of 2020, last May 22, which authorizes the municipal mayor to issue a written order for the temporary closure of the entrance roads from the national highway.

[T]he said measure is part of the strategies to offer and provide guidance and as a precautionary measures to restrict movement of individuals in order to prevent infection in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the municipality, the resolution said.

Among the roads closed under the resolution include: Manuel L. Quezon Street, Rotunda; Back of ZTC gasoline station; Purok 19 (Christ Centered Christian Baptist); Edillion Street, Purok 19 Tower; Arellano Street going to Assumption College of Nabunturan; Sta Teresita Street (Mercury Drug Store); Lauro C. Arabejo Avenue going to Nabunturan Central Warehouse Club; Purok 11 (in front of the Barangay Hall Poblacion); M. Roxas Avenue, in front of Nabunturan Comprehensive National High School; G. Echavez Avenue going to the Municipal Hall; and the road of J.P Laurel Boulevard (Comval Hotel).

Manuel L. Quezon Street, Rotunda; Lauro C. Arabejo Avenue going to Nabunturan Central Warehouse Club; and J.P. Laurel Boulevard, Comval Hotel will be partly closed.

[T]he August body finds it indispensable and necessary to temporarily close the above-mentioned entrance roads from the national highway for the safety and protection of the constituents from the harmful effects of the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it added.

Meanwhile, the municipal government said that the goal of this temporary closure is to control (the number) of people entering the central area of Nabunturan, only through a number of open or passable roads.

The passable roads have designated members of the COVID-19 crisis team and personnel from the Nabunturan Municipal Police Station who will screen pedestrians and motorists.

As of May 25, authorities were deployed to the downtown area to conduct random checking of residents and visitors to check if they have the necessary documents to go out of their residences.

We are reminding the Nabunturanons and those who will visit the municipality, particularly in the downtown area, to follow the guidelines under the Executive Order (No.) 34 series of 2020 of the province of Davao de Oro and other ordinances of the municipality and the province so that there will be no hassle or delay in your transactions in the downtown area of Nabunturan, the local government said.

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