Suan calls for updating of 2020 anti-COVID laws

As COVID cases surge,


“The City Council needs to do something right now. We need to reinforce and update our COVID ordinances (and) request our (city) mayor, through a resolution, for a stricter enforcement. We might also even need to introduce new measures to make sure that this surge does not become uncontrollable.”


This was pointed out by Councilor Lordan G. Suan in his special report during the regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy, citing that Cagayan de Oro is now considered one of the areas of concern, along with Puerto Princesa and Bacolod, due to the surge in the number of COVID cases in just a span of one week.

“Maski dinhi sa atong building, nakabalita ko nga naa natay mga kauban intawon nga nag positive. Siguro sa akong pagtan-aw kung dili nato mahimong safe ang atong tugkaran, lisod siguro nato mahimong safe ang tibuok siyudad,” the councilor further said.

Based on data gathered, the surge has filled beds in both public and private hospitals and in the city’s isolation facilities.


“Ang mga respiratory wings sa hospitals puno na. Sa NMMC, based sa data atong Saturday, 12 of 14 ICU beds are occupied, 20/28 ang non-ICU beds, 21 over 25 ang recovering COVID beds ug 50 over 56 ang didto sa City Isolation katong bag-o sa San Simon. Ang mga private hospitals karon puno na pirme, ang waiting time tag-as kaayo, naay namatay naghulat sa tent kay dili man nila ipasulod sa hospital kung dili ma-swab. So delikado na gyud ni maski kaning sikat nga tambal nga Remdesivir lisod na kaayo pangitaon ug naa pud mga hoarding instances nga gakahitabo,” Suan reported.

According to the councilor, the ordinances regarding COVID must be up to date, dynamic, and should conform to the present need of the city.


“Ang buot pasabot nga updated atong ordinance regarding sa COVID kay kinahanglan nato i-revisit atong ordinance nga gibuhat last 2020 kay 2021 na ta karon unya kaning pandemic grabe ka dynamic kinahanglan pud nga dynamic atong ordinances. Akong panawagan nga i-review nato atong mga ordinances kay basin naa tay ma-improve or naa tay ma-update nga mohaum sa situation nato karon nga nag surge na,” Suan explained.