Borongan City Jose Ivan Dayan Agda says strict practice on the wearing of face mask and social distancing are key towards in making their city free from the coronavirus. Thus, he is appealing to his people to observe this health protocols. (City Information Office)

TACLOBAN CITY – Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda of Borongan City is determine to continue making his city COVID-19 free through strict implementation of health protocols and having information of residents who wanted to return to the city.
With the ballooning of COVID-19 cases in the region, Agda urged his people to be vigilant to make sure that Borongan will remain without any coronavirus case.
As of present, Borongan is the only two cities in the region without any COVID-19 case. The other one is Maasin City.
The city mayor calls on the public to always observe health protocols while going out of their houses and by wearing of face masks, observing physical distancing and remembering places they visited and people they meet when going out of their respective houses.
“Let wearing of face masks be part of our new normal,” Mayor Dayan said.
The city mayor also his people to inform the city government if they have relative who are planning to go back to their city.
“We shall maintain our city a COVID-19 free by being vigilant, particularly in spotting the location of returning individuals who opt to hide their presence and irresponsible acts just to get rid of having to stay in isolation facilities”, Mayor Agda said.
As of last week, there are a total of 40 individuals who are being monitored by the city government who are staying at their isolation facilities.
Upon finishing their quarantine period of 14-days, they shall be certified by the city health officers and proceed further for another 7-day home quarantine.
For those with relatives who wanted to go back to Borongan, their family members will have to inform the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
Borongan is placed under Modified General Community Quarantine under Executive Order 006-0520 from June 1 to June 15 in compliance to the national mandate as recommended by the National Inter-Agency Task Force.