By Iona Finlay C. Mendoza
VIOLATORS of Covid-19 protocols decreased to 2,911 in December from 4,517 in November, according to data from Davao City Police Office (DCPO).
DCPO recorded 2,911 violators apprehended from December 1 to 21, while 4,517 were recorded from November 3 to 30.
According to DCPO Spokesperson Police Major Rosario T. Aguilar, the violators were caught for disobeying the Covid-19 safety protocols of wearing face masks and practicing social distancing.
“Naa gihapon ta’y apprehended ana, katong sa violation sa social distancing, at the same time katong dili musuot og face mask (We still have apprehensions for social distancing violations and not wearing face masks),” said the spokesperson during a press conference on December 22.
Out of 2,911 individuals, 1,938 were apprehended for not wearing a face mask, while the remaining 973 did not practice social distancing.
Aguilar revealed that DCPO recorded a running total of 36,912 and 36,896 for face mask and social distancing violations respectively since June 16 of this year.
“So kung tan awon nato, nag gamay man hinoon ang figures, naga-decrease ang number sa apprehension (If we look at it, there is a decrease in the figures and a drop in the number of apprehensions),” said Aguilar.
Meanwhile, Davao City’s Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC-Davao) recorded 331 violations for social distancing protocol and 536 violations for the face mask protocol from December 13 to 20.
“Although loose na ang ubang restrictions, nagkaroon ng movement, daghang movement. Ang mga apprehensions ani due to the strict implementation of enforcers (There has been a lot of movement because of the more relaxed restrictions. The apprehensions are due to the strict implementation of enforcers),” said Sumagaysay.
Currently, Davao City is under Alert Level 2 with more relaxed restrictions. However, the city government continues to implement the minimum public health standards. ICM