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Davao City MGCQ extended to July 31

DAVAO City remains under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until July 31, 2020, as announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday night. 

City Police Office Director Col. Kirby John Kraft said they will continue the enforcement of quarantine measures and violators will face the corresponding penalty

“Let us always observe basic health protocol wear face mask, social/physical distancing, wash hand frequently with soft or alcohol sanitizer,” Kraft said. “Do not be complacent. Do not relax because the COVID-19 virus still exists.

Earlier, the City government issued a quick guide for MGCQ.

Facemask – Wear masks in all public places. Cover nose and mouth. Stay away 2 meters from other people. 

Quarantine – Yes, movement for work, food, medicine, hospital or emergency only

Travel – Going to Davao City for returning resident, or for work and business only.  Dabawenyos going out of Davao City is discouraged except only when very necessary. 

Tourism – Not allowed

FM pass – Yes, use FM pass.

Curfew – 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Liquor Ban – 24-hour liquor ban subject to review on July 15

Bars, Karaoke, and other entertainment venues – allowed up to 25 percent of the venue/room capacity, with strict disinfection every after customer use. Face masks should never be removed unless to eat or drink only. Liquor ban and curfew in effect. 

Movement – No leisure, entertainment, amusement activities. 

Special Sector – Below 21 years old, 60 years old and above, with immunodeficiency and co-morbidities, other health risk, pregnant women must remain in residence BUT can go out for work, food, medicine, hospital, emergency, exercise

Non-Contact Sports and Exercise – Monday to Saturday within subdivision or barangay only, when applicable. All are not allowed on Sundays. 

Kindergarten to Senior Highschool – No face to face classroom instruction or examinations.

Higher Education Institutions – No face to face classroom instruction. Can go to school for examinations but must not be more than 50% capacity of the venue/classroom 

TechVoch and other short courses – No face to face classroom instruction. Can go to the training center for examinations but must not be more than 50% capacity of the venue/classroom 

Hotels, Beach resorts, and other similar establishments- Allowed for accommodation only, no leisure, entertainment, or amusement. 

Restaurants, Other food establishments, Salons and Barbershop –  allowed up to 50% capacity 

Pisonet, Internet Cafe – allowed up to 50% seating capacity of the area.

Fitness Gyms and all other establishments – allowed up to 50 percent of venue capacity.

Spa and Massage – No hand, face, or neck massage or facial. Face masks should never be removed. Face shield mandatory for employees/therapists during treatment. 

Religious Ceremony – allowed up to 50% capacity. Weddings, Baptism, other Religious ceremonies are for family members only, up to a maximum of 25 persons. 

Mass Gathering – allowed for Government or Business only, up to 50% of the seating capacity of the venue. No national or international events, leisure, amusement, or entertainment events allowed. 

Wake And Burial – for family members only

Reminders to Offices and Establishments:

1) Wear a face mask all the time. 

2) ALL individuals must be at least 2 meters away from each other.

3) Handwashing facility mandatory. Alcohol must be available.

4) Regular Disinfection.

5) Employees who are unwell should not be forced to report to work. In-house or referral doctor can issue a medical certificate.

Meanwhile, As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the Davao Center for Health Development reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the region, bringing the total number of active cases to 335. 

Of these new cases, 13 were from Davao City, five from Davao del Norte, three from Davao Oriental, two from Davao de Oro,  one from Davao del Sur, and another one from Davao Occidental. 

Three deaths were recorded on July 15. Two were from Davao City and one was from Davao Occidental.

Eight recoveries were also reported. Four were from Davao City, three from Davao del Norte, and one from Davao del Sur. 

Among these new cases, ten were locally stranded individuals and nine were returning overseas workers. A total of 551 persons were tested on Wednesday, of which 26 tested positive for COVID-19.


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