Monday, 13 July 2020 15:29

Kagay-anon LSIs, ROFs told: Coordinate with City Hall, barangays

Written by Stephen Capillas

Kagay-anon arrivals who choose to go straight home instead of undergoing processing by City Hall at the airport, port, and terminal areas run the risk of being reported to barangay hall by their neighbors, City Mayor Oscar Moreno said Saturday noon (July 11).

“A barangay kagawad told me about someone who wants to come home to their area and he told me that they just cannot do that (without informing City Hall) lest the neighbors complain to him,” Mayor Moreno said in Binisaya during Saturday noon´s press briefing.

Mayor Moreno said this is a strong indication of elevated community vigilance in monitoring of new arrivals from air, land, and sea due to the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases involving Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs).

“Mao ni kinahanglan gyod mo-kooperar matag LSI ug ROF sa atong City Hall teams (That´s why LSIs and ROFs need to cooperate with our City Hall teams) assigned to conduct risk assessment on them prior to bringing them to city isolation units for two-week quarantine,” Mayor Moreno said.

City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery repeatedly called on all Kagay-anon arrivals to undergo processing by designated City Health Office personnel at airports, port and terminal areas.

After quarantine, Dr. Nery said these arrivals should notify their barangay health workers of their presence so their condition can be monitored.