The Davao City government has stepped up its campaign on the four simple ways to cut the chain of the coronavirus transmission in the city.
For more visibility, the campaign on staying at home, wearing masks, social distancing, and frequent washing of hands now comes in banners, posters, and t-shirts to remind Dabawenyos of the health protocols.
“It is an awareness campaign, pagpahibalo sa mga tawo nga dunay quarantine (letting the people know that there is a quarantine), the Modified General Community Quarantine and pag moingon ta og (when we say) quarantine, you need to stay home. You only go out for work or to access essential goods and services,” Mayor Inday Sara Duterte said on Friday’s broadcast of the Davao City Disaster Radio.
The “Stay Home” campaign banners the tagline “Save Money, Save Lives, Stay Home”. This is printed in banners, tarpaulins posted on city government buildings and elsewhere in the city. This is also printed on t-shirts for city government employees to wear from Mondays to Thursdays.
“When you stay at home, therefore, wala gyud kay gasto (you do not spend money). And, of course, kung dili ka magkasakit sa (if you do not get infected with) Covid-19, you can also save money. Kung dili ka matakdan o dili ka makatakod (If you do not get infected or infect others), you save lives,” she said.
The “Stay Home” campaign is separated from three other protocols to give way to businesses operating despite the pandemic.
The mayor also instructed the police, barangay tanods, and other security forces roving around public places to bring a meter stick to show the required one-meter distancing.
Mayor Inday said she is also reaching out to the private sector to come with their campaign materials for the wearing of masks, social distancing, and frequent handwashing with soap and water to remind Dabawenyos of their simple but impactful contribution to the fight against Covid-19. CIO