The Davao City Government sees the need to intensify information campaign on the COVID-19 vaccine as a recent survey showed nearly half of Mindanaoans are hesitant to be vaccinated.
The Davao City Council is preparing for the implementation of the COVID-19 immunization program in Davao City following the commitment of AstraZeneca to provide vaccines for the city later this year. The national government has also announced its immunization program for this year.
The City Government of Davao has secured a commitment from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals to deliver COVID-19 vaccine for the city residents to be delivered in tranche by the third quarter of 2021.
Cagayan de Oro has joined other local government units of big cities that are allocating their budget to purchase vaccines for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is extending the period of prohibiting mass gatherings and non-essential travels within Davao City, the liquor ban, curfew hours, and alternative work arrangements up to January 31, 2021.
The Davao City Government will be distributing a new food and medicine (FM) pass before Christmas Day with a color-coding scheme. The pass will bring back the protocol of limiting one person per family to go out for essential activities or work.
Mayor Sara Duterte has initiated her own talks with companies working on the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to procure vaccines for Davao City, a move that raised questions on its safety.
Health officials of Davao conducted a four-day aggressive community testing (ACT) that swabbed 3,430 persons in Davao City, parts of Davao del Norte, and Davao del Sur that are classified high-risk areas for coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
Davao City has reverted back to general community quarantine (GCQ) starting November 20 due to the “alarming” rise of coronavirus transmission.
Despite the cases of COVID-19 transmission now reaching 1,605 active cases, Davao City’s COVID-19 Focal Person says this is “still not in the alarming stage”.