Eight Guadalupe residents nabbed for going outside their homes
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eight individuals in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City were apprehended today, Jan. 24, 2021, for going out of their residences and violated the “Stay-at-Home Sunday order enforced by the barangay.
Barangay Guadalupe Village Chief Michael Gacasan said that these individuals were sent to Barangay Tejero gymnasium in Barangay Tejero, Cebu City, where quarantine violators of the Cebu City were detained.
Quarantine violators in the city will either be fined or will do community service as penalty for their violation.
Today, Jan. 24, is the start of the implementation of the Barangay Guadalupe Resolution No. 21-011, which prohibits residents from going out of their homes on Sundays.
The measure is meant to curb the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the barangay.
With this, streets in the barangay today were nearly empty and checkpoints in entry points in the barangay were set up and manned by police and barangay tanods.
Gacasan also said that Guadalupe had ranked first among barangays in Cebu City with the most number of cases of the virus.
“Currently, we have 60 active cases, unya usa ra ang atong recovery,” Gacasan said, adding that he is still waiting for tonights result of the newly reported COVID-19 cases.
(Currently, we have 60 active cases and our recovery is only one.)
He also said that some of their cases were reported to have been transmitted in their public market, and from individuals working from hospitals.
Gacasan, however, clarified that those, who were working, such as Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR), were exempted in the resolution, as well as those needed to go to a hospital for their regular checkups, and for emergency purposes.
Meanwhile, Gacasan also urged establishments to conduct disinfection in their facilities on Sunday.
In Resolution No. 21-012, business establishments in Barangay Guadalupe are requested not to do business on Sundays, except for drug stores or boticas.
“Exempted sad ang mga gasoline station ug kadtong mga establishments nga mo-cater lang ug deliviries sa ilang product,” he added.
Gacasan warned business establishments that if they would violate the resolution, the barangay would recommend to the licensing office in the city for possible sanctions.
However, Gacasan said that, as of the moment, business, establishment were very compliant to the order./dbs
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