Dabawenyos who were at the same place and time with a Covid-19 positive will now receive a notification through a text message from the Safe Davao QR. 

But, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte clarified on Friday, the text message is not the same text message sent to those in close contacts with a positive case. These notifications are push notifications coming from the DQR system.

“Push notifications in DQR is not the same text message that we give to close contacts. This is a text message that we give to all who were in the same area with a COVID-19 confirmed case,” she said. 

According to Mayor Sara, the text message sent to the registered numbers of the DQR holder will give them instructions on what to do. 

“This is part of atoang response nga kinahanglan mahibalo ang tao nga they were in the same area or office or establishment. So that ang tao mismo kabalo unsa iyang buhaton and mag hinay-hinay siya sa iyahang lihok. (This is part of our response, that there is a need for people to be aware that they were in the same area or office or establishment. So that they would know what to do and they are careful with their movement),” the mayor said. 

She said that the recipients of the text message will receive from sender SAFEDAVAO QR and not from an ordinary cellphone number.

On Friday, a public advisory was issued by the Safe Davao QR Facebook page on the new mechanism of sending text messages to people exposed to a COVID-19 case. The public is urged not to panic and read and follow the instructions indicated in the text message. CIO