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Navotas protocol violators test positive for COVID-19

SOME violators of health protocols in Navotas City have tested positive for COVID-19.

A record of apprehensions from March 16-19, 2021 showed that out of 209 who have undergone swab test, 47 were confirmed to be positive.

Navotas passed City Ordinance No. 2021-17 imposing a mandatory RT-PCR swab test as penalty for violation of safety protocols including curfew, wearing of face mask, and social distancing.

This only shows that those who breached our safety protocols are very prone to COVID-19 infection and could become spreaders of the virus,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.

We want the public to remain safe from this deadly disease, but our local government can only do so much. We need them to take responsibility of their health and follow the minimum safety standards,” he added.

Tiangco reiterated his call to Navoteños to continue practicing the proper wearing of face mask and face shield, 1-2 meter social distancing, washing of hands, and staying home as much as possible.

If we are concerned about our livelihood and putting food on our family’s table, then let us follow the safety protocols. Let us make sure that our health is protected. We cannot go to work if we contract COVID-19,” he reminded.

COVID-19 does not only endanger our health but also our capability to provide for our family. That is why we need to do our part to remain safe from the disease and keep our loved ones safe, too,” he added.

As of March 25, Navotas logged 7,861 cases with 6,386 recovered, 1,247 active and 228 deaths.