By Nel Andrade
CAINTA, Rizal – The number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in this town has reached nine, prompting the local government to continue implementing its intensified health protocols.
This developed even as authorities here have been going from one community to another to conduct fumigation and misting with disinfectants, and have been giving out vitamins and sanitation kits to families while telling local residents to continue to practice social distancing.
The office of Mayor Johnielle Keith Nieto said food packs were already being distributed to villages through their barangay leaders, apart from the daily distribution of prepared meals to 6,000 individuals at 5 p.m.
Nieto, in his Facebook post, warned violators of the curfew that the local government was serious in its effort to implement social distancing measures, as well as the other measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
Police operation against curfew violators resulted in the rounding up of some 50 individuals, who were caught drinking liquor outside their residences, or roaming the streets without valid reason. The violators’ name were recorded but they were eventually released after being lectured of their violations.