Davao police files 2.4K cases vs. health protocol violators

Davao police files 2.4K cases vs. health protocol violators

DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has filed 2,427 cases against violators of the health and safety protocols since the city went under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions.

In a statement Friday, the DCPO said the cases came out of the apprehension of 50,693 violators from July 16, 2021, to September 28.

Col. Kirby John Kraft, DCPO director, said of the total number of violators, 185 were violations on the liquor ban; 8,040 on the curfew; 12,918 on social distancing or mass gathering; 16,384 on the wearing face masks; and 13,166 on the wearing of face shields. Violators who were not slapped with cases were either issued with citation tickets or were reprimanded.

“The respondents will be charged for (sic) violating the Republic Act 11332, or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act,” he said.

Kraft also added that apart from that, 37 individuals were caught for non-essential travel.

Mayor Sara Z. Duterte in a previous interview reiterated her call for Dabawenyos to follow the minimum health measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease as many have contracted the infection during gatherings.

She emphasized the importance of practicing the health protocols for their and other people’s safety, especially for medical front-liners.

She urged Dabawenyos to strictly follow the health protocols against Covid-19 as these not only protect themselves but also other people. (PNA)

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