Vulnerable sector still barred outdoors: Sara

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reiterated that the vulnerable sector — persons age 60 years old and above and 21 years old and below — are still not allowed to go out and go to the malls even if the food and medicine pass (FM Pass) was already lifted. 

Last August 3, 2020, the city government of Davao lifted the implementation of FM pass while remain under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status.  

“Daghan na-confuse kay abi nila tungod walay FM pass puwede pud ang vulnerable sector but no. Naa gihapon ta’y quarantine, naa gihapon stay at home because mao na ang purpose sa quarantine. Dapat magpondo ka sa balay and naa gihapon strict na quarantine for the vulnerable sector,” the mayor reiterated in a live interview with Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) 87.5 on Monday. 

The mayor reminded that the vulnerable sector is only allowed if the purpose of going out are to work, to access essential goods and services, for exercise and for non-contact sports.

“Ang mga vulnerable sector, ages 60 and above and 21 years old and below, and those with comorbidities and immuno-suppressed or other health risks, and pregnant women-kana sila strictly stay at home. Dili na sila puwede mugawas ug muadto ug mall gi-klaro na sa Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) guidelines except when accessing essential goods and services nga naa sa sulod sa mall,” she said.  

Mayor Sara added that pregnant women are allowed to go to the malls only to access essential goods related to maternity care. 

“Kung muadto ka didto, mamalit ka unya muhapit pa gyud anang milk tea dinha, I dont think na essential goods and services ang milk tea para sa buntis especially buntis ka kinahanglan magbantay ka sa imong sugar,” she said. 

She also reiterated that babies, who belongs to the vulnerable sector, are not allowed to attend gatherings. 

“In our executive order katong private event in public places that celebrate personal or family milestones ang gina-suggest nato up to 25 people lang para kung dunay magpositive sa inyuha dili kaayo lisod pangitaon ang mga tao. Sa question kung puwede ang baby, no dili siya puwede,” she said. 

Mayor Sara also noticed a lot of violations on distancing among Dabawenyos.  

“Daghan gihapon ko nakita nga dunay violations sa distancing. Karon okay na natabunan na ang ilong ug baba, karon ang distancing na pud. Ang mask is useless kung nag nose to nose mo sa imohang kauban. Importante gihapon ang distancing,” she said.