With the drop of COVID-19 infections, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases classifying the city to a less-strict Alert Level 2 status.
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City officials said that looking at the culture of indigenous communities, members of the tribe rely on their leaders’ decision, which is why officials would want to dialogue and encourage them to take part to gain trust on vaccines.
The City Government of Davao is set to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination for 12 to 17 year old persons on October 15 after getting approval from the Department of Health.
Mayor Sara Duterte said they are considering incentives such as gift checks for groceries that will be given for people who have taken the first dose.
Dr. Michelle Schlosser, Davao City’s COVID task force focal person, attributed this to the malfunctioning of a molecular laboratory extraction machine to run swab specimens at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) which is still under repair.
With the surge of active cases, the city government last week allowed the inclusion of a homecare program to augment its COVID-19 response with Davao Doctors Hospital.
Mayor Sara Duterte said on Monday over Davao City Disaster Radio “there is a severe shortage because of the outbreak in hospitals.” She did not disclose how many frontliners have been downed by the coronavirus.
The health official said family gatherings and events may have contributed to the high transmission of COVID-19, especially with the Delta variant that spreads faster.
This mandatory policy covers all 20,522 City Government Employees including job orders, contract of services, volunteers and consultants.
It can be recalled that Caraga was the only region in the Philippines that had no delta cases as announced by the DOH last August.