MABALACAT CITY – After almost two years of battle against the pandemic, this Pampanga city has finally recorded its zero COVID-19 active cases status following the recovery of its lone patient in Barangay Dau from the dreaded disease.
This report was based on the bulletin posted by the city’s COVID-19 Response Integrated System (CRIS) issued on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. The city currently has zero active cases (0%), 7,009 recoveries (97%), and 227 mortalities (3%).
“Our current pandemic status is an affirmation of our effective COVID-19 response and no letup vaccination drive. Though this manifests good news, we should never let our guards down. Patuloy po tayong maging mapagmatyag at maingat upang hindi na tumaas pang muli ang mga kaso ng COVID sa ating siyudad,” said City COVID-19 Response Chief Implementer Dr. Jose Antonio Rivera.
As of December 20, the city government has administered a cumulative total of 439,825 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Of this number, a total of 393,466 doses were allocated for its target population, 16,216 doses for its Walk-In Program (residents and non-residents), and 11,168 doses for the city’s pediatric population. The local government has also administered 7,697 booster shots for its eligible population.
For his part, Mayor Crisostomo Garbo urged his fellow Mabalaqueños to ‘celebrate safely and responsibly in the wake of the festive holiday season.
“Naiinitindihan po natin na sabik po tayong lahat na makapagdiwang ng kapaskuhan at bagong taon kasama ang ating mga kapamilya at mga kaibigan. Nais ko pong ipa-intindi na hindi pa po tapos ang pandemya lalo na at nariyan ang panibagong banta ng Omicron variant ng COVID-19,” said Mayor Garbo.
“Patuloy po sana tayong sumunod sa mga pamamaraan kung paano tayo makakaiwas sa virus na ito. Protektahan po natin ang ating mga sarili at mga kapamilya sa pamamagitan ng pagkilos na parang tayo ay mga ‘carrier’ ng virus na ito. Sa ganitong paraan lamang po tayo makapagdiriwang ng isang ligtas na holiday season,” the city mayor said.
The Mabalacat City Government recently joined the Department of Health’s (DOH) call for a responsible celebration of the holidays through the “Ligtas Christmas sa Health Pilipinas” campaign.
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