San Carlos EOC asks brgys to strictly impose health protocol

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The 18 Punong Barangays of San Carlos City were come up with implementing measures regarding violations of their constituents of the health protocols that may have caused the further spread of COVID-19 in the city.

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Joe Recalex C. Alingasa, EOC Manager ordered the barangay captains to submit said report starting, yesterday December 3.

The EOC also required the barangays to submit reports to the local EOC the list of individuals they have apprehended for violating the health measures.

Alingasa also asked said barangay captains how they applied the necessary steps in their respective areas in helping curb local transmission especially that many local residents violated the minimum health protocol including the wearing of face mask and face shield and observing social distancing.

The said move was initiated due to the continuous rise of COVID-19 positives that now reached 19.04% positivity rate.

City Administrator Atty. Estefanio S. Libutan Jr., EOC member told barangay officials to submit reports on a weekly basis as part of the Disiplina Kontra Pandemya brigade which they need to comply.

Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Dr. Wilmer Yap, EOC Commander on the other hand said that reports reached the EOC that barangay officials are not supportive of the contact tracing operations in their areas and that some of those under strict home quarantine were not religiously monitored as some were seen going out of their houses.

Dr. Yap and Alingasa urged barangay captains to assert their authority over said violators and arrest them; get them for police blotter so legal action can be taken by the city government.

Yap also assured barangay officials of police visibility in their areas to protect them during apprehensions of violators. He also told police officers to conduct another “one time big time” operations for hard-headed residents especially in densely populated areas who refused to follow the health protocol.

He also suggested to the punong barangays to implement a “one entrance one exit” system in their neighborhood if possible to minimize the movement of residents and know the non-residents that go in and out of their area.

As of December 3, the three highest barangays in COVID-19 cases include Barangay 2 with 71 positives followed by Brgy. Rizal with 67 and Brgy. 1 with 57.

San Carlos City now has a total confirmed cases of 412 COVID-19 positives with 65 actives, 320 recoveries and 27 deaths.

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