Roxas City mayor orders roads blocked by piles of soil, rocks to deny entry to COVID-19
ILOILO CITY—Piles of soil and rocks are blocking roads on the boundary of Roxas City and neighboring towns in Capiz province not because of a landslide. It was the city’s way of blocking access to enforce quarantine restrictions against COVID-19.
Roxas Mayor Ronnie Dadivas ordered the barriers placed in three secondary roads while entry and exit points are choked by checkpoints.
Dadivas has defended the measure against criticism by some residents.
“It is my priority to protect the residents of the city. I will fulfill my responsibility to protect the city,” he said in video statement.
He said the roads, now blocked by what look like landslides, are the weak points in the city which could be used by carriers or even just suspected carriers of COVID-19.
Edited by TSB
The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.