Davao regional sport meet, ‘Araw ng Davao de Oro’ postponed due to COVID-19

Published February 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Armando Fenequito Jr.

DAVAO CITY – The local government of Davao de Oro has postponed the staging of Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) meet and the province’s celebration of its founding anniversary due to the threat posed by the novel Coronavirus (CoViD-19).

Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyrone L. Uy (FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN)
Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyrone L. Uy

Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyrone L. Uy, in an interview on Thursday afternoon, said the postponement of the annual regional sporting meet is pursuant to the advisory of Department of Health (DOH) refraining local governments to host events that will gather crowds of people.

He said the event was supposed to be held from March 15 to 22, but the Department of Education (DepEd) approved their proposal to move it to April 1 to 7.

“Hopefully, the status of the virus or COVID-19 will not become worse that time,” he said.

He assured that the regional meet will happen in his province this year.

Meanwhile, activities for the Araw ng Davao de Oro scheduled in March were also cancelled also due to the health scare.

(Province of Davao de Oro / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Province of Davao de Oro / MANILA BULLETIN)

“As much as we want to proceed with the scheduled activities, we cannot risk your health, safety and well being, all these remain as our utmost priority,” he said.

Uy said all activities and celebrations intended for this year’s founding anniversary will be merged instead with the Bulawan Festival 2020 scheduled in the last quarter this year.