Roxas City mayor orders roads blocked by piles of soil, rocks to deny entry to COVID-19 | Inquirer News

Roxas City mayor orders roads blocked by piles of soil, rocks to deny entry to COVID-19

/ 10:04 PM March 24, 2020

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.

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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.

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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

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