Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu urged people to follow government regulations as the city turned into a new coronavirus “hotspot” this week.
The prelate said regulations put in place by authorities to contain the spread of the disease can only be effective if residents strictly observe them.
He appealed to Cebuanos to “maintain our sense of courtesy and (to) respect” government authorities.
“I recognize the sincerity and sacrifices of these government servants as they respond with the best intentions and dedication to their duties, responsibilities and accountabilities to all of us,” said the archbishop.
He also called for calm and solidarity with those in the frontlines in combating the pandemic.
“I wish to gently remind all of us to refrain from hurting one another any further with unkindness because the virus itself has done enough harm to us,” said Archbishop Palma said.
“The worst of times is indeed the best of times to show to the rest of the country our sense of personal discipline and our willingness to show our deeply embedded Cebuano spirit of solidarity and tenacity,” he added.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced on June 30 that Cebu City will remain under the “enhanced community quarantine” until July 15.
The president expressed dismay that the city has become a “hotspot” because of lack of discipline and the failure of people to observe quarantine measures.
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