The number of documented COVID-19 infections in the Davao Region increased following family and public gatherings during the Holy Week, local health officials confirmed in a report released on Tuesday, April 11.
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The DOH in a statement posted online said they had not posted any such statement.
Most of the 12,000 frontline health workers in Davao City who were inoculated during the first rollout on March opted for AstraZeneca over China’s Sinovac, and are supposed to receive their second dose.
Amid huge funds poured into the COVID-19 response in Davao City, labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno-Southern Mindanao Region (KMU-SMR) criticized the distribution of the assistance shelled out last year as it failed to reach the most affected population.
New COVID-19 cases in the city has declined in the past weeks with 335 active cases. With 23 new recoveries reported, the total recoveries pushed to12,733, while three new fatalities raised the death toll to 670.
Beaches and resorts in Davao City will be closed to the public during the Holy Week from April 1 to 4 as ordered by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to prevent public gatherings that might transmit COVID-19.
The implementation of the food and medicine (FM) pass here has been suspended temporarily amid changes in protocols to address the coronavirus pandemic.
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Travel restrictions such as the requirement for COVID-19 testing will be eased all over the country, as Davao City officials assure they will conduct clinical assessment of passengers and community testing to allay fears of the spread of the virus.
Amid the rollout of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine in Davao City over the weekend, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio declined to comment on getting herself inoculated, instead she dealt on the need to inform the public on the importance of getting the vaccine shots.