Mandaue City strictly enforcing EO 22 amid rise in COVID-19 cases

By: Mary Rose Sagarino - CDN Digital | July 28,2021 - 05:35 PM

One of Mandaue City’s penetrator trucks conducts a ‘rekorida’ in Barangay Tingub. | photo from Bantay Mandaue – CDRRMO

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Mandaue City is strictly enforcing Mayor Jonas Cortes’ Executive Order no. 22 series of 2021 in the bid to stop the rise of COVID-19 cases in the city.

EO 22 reimposes liquor ban, stricter border controls, prohibition of non-essential public gatherings, and new curfew hours from 10 p.m to 4 a.m. The EO was released on Monday evening, July 26, 2021.

READ: Mandaue reimposes liquor ban, stricter COVID-19 restrictions

The Mayor on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, called for an online emergency meeting with barangay captains, the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-Mandaue), and the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) about the enforcement of the EO and health protocols.

Right after the meeting, the police and CDRRMO conducted extensive information drives through “rekorida,” a term used by local governments to announce health and safety advisories in different areas of the city.

Police Colonel Roland Bulalacao, MCPO Director, said personnel have been dispatched to conduct information drive and “rekorida” in the different areas of the city.

Buddy Alain Ybañez, CDRRMO head, said they also are using their three penetrator trucks in conducting “rekorida,” especially in areas where people converge.

Meanwhile, Cortes said he also wants to remove or cover the basketball rims in all public courts in the city to prevent public gatherings.

As of Tuesday, Mandaue City has 749 active cases of COVID-19.

/bmjo

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