‘Self-discipline mitigates spread of COVID cases’

ROXAS CITY — Mayor Ronnie Dadivas said that discipline in following the health protocols has helped lessen the cases of COVID-19 in the city for three months.

From 188 cases in September and 214 in October, only 90 cases were recorded in November.

Dadivas thanked all health workers, frontliners, city and barangay officials, Barangay Health Emergency Response Team members, barangay health workers, law enforcers, contact tracers, and barangay tanods for their service.

The mayor said he hopes that cases would continue to decrease in December.

Moreover, he said the city government has intensified measures against COVID-19 over the past few months such as setting up border restrictions, putting up quarantine facilities, and mandating the use of face shields and face masks.

Allowed passengers in public transportation were also lessened.

A tricycle coding scheme ordinance was also passed in May, which limits the number of tricycles on the road.

The city government has also been working on its Quick Response (QR) code program to intensify its contact tracing measures.

Also, a contest for barangays with innovative COVID-19 strategies is being implemented.*