Davao de Oro—Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy issued an Executive Order (E.O.) No. 25 series of 2020 an Order Declaring the Province of Davao de Oro under mandatory community quarantine in all its entry and exit points effective March 19, 2020 and adopting the unified guidelines of the Regional Task Force COVID-19 of Davao Region.

As President Duterte issued Presidential Proclamation No. 922 that places the entire country in the State of Public Health Emergency after the Outbreak of COVID-19 which threatens national security.

On March 19 at 12:01 AM the province of DDO strictly implemented a locked down in its borders with other regions along with all the other LGUs of Davao Region to implement a Regional Lockdown, adopting the unified guidelines of the Regional Task Force COVID-19 of the Davao Region.

On the other hand, The Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF EID) COVID-19 of the Province of DDO has release and Emergency Hotlines or Help lines for the Province and the 11 municipalities as well.

As of March 18, 2020, there were 202 Confirmed Case nationwide with 17 deaths and 7 have recovered while for the province of Davao de Oro, 8 Persons Under Investigation (PUI), 542 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) while six (6) has been discharged and 1 confirmed cased of COVID-19.

The 21-year-old female who was the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the province was residing in Pantukan and currently confined at DRMC in Tagum City. As per report by the health officials, she is now recovering and in a stable condition.

In a radio program “Serbisyo Oro Mismo”, Governor Uy encourages everyone to follow the mandates of the Government to support the policy set by the local chief executives and to follow the “Stay at Home” policy, observe proper hand washing and social distancing.

Ako muhangyo sa mga taga Davawenyo na karong panahuna magtinabangay ta atuang lantawon dili lang atuang sarili kundili para sa atuang mga silingan ug pamilya ug para sa atuang kinatibuk-ang kumunidad, karon ang panahon nga dapat mag-usa kita, mag cooperate kita sa gobyerno tungod kay dili dali na disease one of the trying times dili lang sa atuang nasud but sa tibuok kalibutan,” the governor said.

 “Ang inyung supurta sa atong mga plano sa gobyerno ang gikinahanglan namu, ug unta musunod tang tanan sa mga policiya nga gi set sa atong mga local chief executives’ para mapugngan ug malabanan king maong problema,” said governor Uy.

The modified EO was released and approved by the governor on March 18, 2020. (Rey Antibo, ID DDO)

The PNP personnel of the Davao de Oro Provincial Police Office and the 3rd Provincial Mobile Force Platoon strictly implements the lockdown of the Region-XI boundaries during the first-day implementation of the regional-wide lockdown for the whole Region 11.
Only Cargos loaded with perishable products and one driver are allowed to travel within the region.
This was taken at the provincial boundary of the province of Davao de Oro in Pasian, Monkayo and the Province of Agusan del Sur.(Photo by Rey Antibo, ID DDO)

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