Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has extended the liquor ban and curfew hours until May 31, 2021.
Mayor Sara signed on March 24, 2021 the Executive Order (E.O.) 12-A or “An Order Providing For Updated COVID-19 Protocols in Davao City,” which sets new provisions on COVID-19 protocols, which will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday (March 26) that includes the extension of the curfew hours from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. every day and liquor ban until May 31, 2021.
The mayor already made pronouncement on Monday that there will be no lifting of liquor ban and curfew on March 31, 2021 as these two orders will still be re-imposed if there is a possible second wave of Covid-19 cases in Davao City.
“Dili pa ma-lift ang liquor ban and curfew because we are still waiting for the second wave and if duna’y possible na second wave na muabot, ibalik gihapon nato na ang atong liquor ban and curfew. So, i-derecho na lang nato na siya sa pagkakaron para dili siya mag-create ug confusion sa mga tao,” she said.
Last month, Mayor Sara has extended the 24-hour liquor ban and curfew in the city until March 31, 2021 under Executive Order (E.O.) No. 5, Series of 2021.
The city re-imposed the 24-hour liquor ban in the city to prevent the exposure of individuals to Covid-19 through unbridled drinking sessions while the curfew was re-imposed to avert the spike of cases during the holiday season, to support the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) in its anti-criminality efforts, and to intensify terrorism surveillance and anti-illegal drugs operations in the coastal areas.
The mayor said it is necessary to extend the said orders to regulate some activities that can contribute to local transmission in the city.
Meanwhile, Davao City Health Office acting head Dr. Ashley Lopez urged Dabawenyos to continue cooperating and supporting the government’s campaign against the coronavirus disease.
“We are not yet safe, with or without the vaccine. That’s why we cannot be complacent, so ipadayon nato ang atong pag-cooperate ug pag-patronize on what is being advocated for by our government, particularly on surveillance, ” Lopez said, during the ‘COVID-19 Alert’ program on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.
He reminded Dabawenyos to always observed with the city’s Covid-19 regulations by observing the minimum public health protocols like wearing of face mask and face shield, social distancing, and frequent handwashing using water and soap to fight against the deadly virus.