Don’t be complacent despite downtrend of cases: Zambo mayor

Published June 10, 2021, 7:30 AM

by Philippine News Agency

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar on Wednesday called on the residents not to be complacent amid the decreasing number of active cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Salazar said residents must continue to comply with the health and safety protocols to sustain the downtrend of COVID-19 cases.

The COVID-19 data tracker showed that the active cases went down to 980 on June 8 from 1,122 on June 7.

Data said the recovery cases climbed from 9,058 on Monday to 9,248 on June 8.

As of Tuesday, this city had a total of 10,678 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 9,248 recoveries, 980 active cases, and 450 deaths.

“We should not be complacent, we should continue complying with the health and safety protocols,” Salazar said.

She added that the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), through the different police stations and operating units, recorded Tuesday 329 offenses related to the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) guidelines and health and safety protocols.

Meanwhile, Col. Rexmel Reyes, ZCPO director, said they would continue to enforce health and safety protocols.

“There are still a lot of individuals who are continuously violating our protocols and guidelines set by the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force),” he added.