ACLOBAN CITY-Acting City Health Officer Dr. Gloria Fabrigas during the deputization seminar on Monday, June 8, talks to the 300 local government employees to help strengthen the implementation of the city ordinances on anti-smoking and facemask (City Ordinance 2020-14-07).
As ordered by Mayor Alfred Romualdez, the said employees will be part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Monitoring Team and will assist in ensuring that the public observes the wearing of face masks and other health protocols such as physical distancing, in the community.
According to the facemask ordinance, all persons are required to wear a facemask when going outside their homes, while in transit, inside an establishment, and in public spaces.
Any person found violating the ordinance shall be penalized ranging from P1,000 to P5,000 with community service.
To date, Tacloban City has recorded two COVID-19 cases, the first case, who is a 29- year old returning overseas Filipino (seafarer) is now isolated but will soon be discharged after her second sample tested negative, while the second case, who is asymptomatic and currently admitted, is a 31-year old locally stranded individual (LSI).
(TACLOBAN CITY INFORMATION OFFICE)