The security sector in the city is closely monitoring returning Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), who are city residents, amid their increasing arrivals to ensure that they will not roam around pending their negative test results.

Davao City Transportation and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) head Dionisio Abude said that a motor team is always on standby to escort LSIs arriving in the city.

Abude explained over the Davao City Disaster Radio that all LSIs, who are from the city, are escorted from their point of origin to the testing laboratories until their results come out.

“We wait until their results are out,” he said.

Abude said it was necessary that the LSIs are monitored while waiting for the result of their Reverse Transcript Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) tests to prevent them from roaming around the city.

“When they receive their results, we will escort them to the facility if it is mandated or to their destination,” Abude said.

He said that due to the number of returning LSIs, the Task Force Davao and the Traffic Group have worked together in escorting the LSIs.

LSIs coming home to the city via the Davao International Airport (DIA) need a negative RT-PCR result before they can go to their individual houses, while those entering the city via land transport are immediately escorted to testing laboratories.

As for non-Davao City residents, they are escorted to the exit points of the city where they await transport from their local government units.

As of this writing, a total of 601 LSIs have returned to the city through the Sirawan, Lasang, and Lacson checkpoints. CIO