Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has urged the fire victims in Barangay Ilang to observe social distancing despite being in the evacuation center.
Some 300 to 400 families were diplaced by the fire that hit Puroks 3-B and 3-C in New Society Village, Barangay Ilang Wednesday, April 29.
“Mag observe gihapon ta og social distancing sa evacuation center,” Duterte-Carpio said.
She underscored the need for social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among evacuees.
The area that was razed by fire has a positive case of COVID-19.
But Duterte-Carpio said those who had close contact with the confirmed case had already been placed in a separate center where they stay in separate rooms.
“Dunay area man gud sa ilaha nga naka quarantine, so gi-separate sila didto sa mga wala naka quarantine,” she said.