Mayor Sara seeks to regulate mass gathering, ban non-essential travel within Davao City until June 30


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has underscored the need to regulate mass gatherings and to prohibit non-essential travel within the city until middle of this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The mayor issued Executive Order No. 69, series of 2020 to this effect. The EO became effective Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 until June 30, 2021.

“There is a need to regulate mass gatherings in all public places to lower the risk of transmission,” Duterte-Carpio said, citing the full bed occupancy at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and in the city’s Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs).

She said the movement of the people in the city should only be limited to those accessing essential goods and services or for work purposes and to ban unnecessary public parties.

The order mandates observance of basic health protocol in public places such as wearing of face masks, physical distancing of at least one meter between all individuals, and frequent handwashing with soap and water. The proper wearing of face shields is also encouraged.