Gov. Remulla gives updates on COVID-19 status in Cavite; public intoxication ordinance
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite Jun 25 (PIA) — Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla shared on his FB page June 24 the updates on the COVID-19 status in the province and the new ordinance on alcohol intoxication recently approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
The province has a total of 502 COVID-19 cases with 195 recoveries and 36 deaths from the disease, acccording to the latest data recorded by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) Cavite.
In his post, the governor cited the prediction of Dr. Charles Yu, a member of the medical team at the De La Salle Medical-Health Science Institute (DLSM-HSI) that the number of COVID-19 cases in the province will blow after two weeks from June 1, 2020 when NCR was placed to GCQ status. The data indeed proved correct with 80% of the new cases were either employees in NCR or had traveled to NCR.
He also reported that 90% of the total deaths from the COVID-19 were senior citizens thus, the strict implementation of the prohibition for residents 60 years old and above for leaving their residences is very much in as they are of high risk for infection.
Meanwhile, the Targeted Testing of more than 1,000 medical frontliners in the province were completed with only 12 persons tested positive for the COVID-19. Police personnel follow next in the list of Targeted Testing to commence next week.
On the other hand, Governor Remulla shared some details on the recently approved ordinance known as the “Public Intoxication Ordinance” approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during their recently concluded council meeting.
The ordinance states that police personnel in the province will be provided with alcohol breath analyzer to test motorists and pedestrians suspected of alcohol intoxication.
Once a suspected driver or pedestrian fails on the alcohol breath analyzer test thru excess in the blood alcohol limit, they shall automatically be fined and the driver will be charged and jailed for driving under the influence of liquor.
Governor Remulla reminded it is okay to drink within the confines of their homes but once outside, the law is in effect.
“You can have fun but don’t be a danger to others,” Gov. Jonvic said. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with report from the official FB page of Gov. Remulla)