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Update on Davao Oriental Community Quarantine Measure

DAVAO ORIENTAL GOVERNMENT – The local government in the province decided to make changes in its community quarantine measure.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the biggest challenge that the Philippines and many other countries across the globe is facing now. This global ordeal cost the lives of millions of people and rocked healthcare systems in different nations.

In the Philippines, it has been more than a year now since community quarantine measures were put on implementation to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Currently, the whole nation is under community quarantine measures.

PH is one of the countries in the pursuit of population protection through COVID-19 vaccination. Several brands of vaccines including Moderna, Sputnik V, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Janssen, Pfizer, and Sinopharm were procured and donated to the country.

Davao Oriental Government
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However, the emergence of new variants of COVID-19 undeniably heightened the challenge. The Delta variant which is a variant of concern because of its higher transmissibility caused a spike in the cases in several nations.

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The Delta variant was also detected in the Philippines. Local transmissions were confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) and the health body also suspects community transmission in the capital region as the cases were unrelated.

Several other provinces also recorded an increase in their COVID-19 cases. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Davao Oriental government decided to make changes to the community quarantine measure in the province amid increasing coronavirus cases.

According to the report, the local chief executives in the province led by Governor Nelson Dayanghirang decided to place it under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for two weeks.

The Davao Oriental government set the ECQ in the province starting September 8 until September 21. The confirmed cases in the province have surpassed the 5,000 count and the September 1 record logged 1,227 active cases.

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