The local government of San Juan paid tribute to the efforts of its contact tracers who contributed to the decline in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the city.
During a “meet and greet” on Saturday (Nov. 28), Mayor Francis Zamora personally thanked the city’s 71 contact tracers for their dedication, sacrifice, and untiring service amid the risk of contracting the virus.
“Alam po nating mahirap at delikado ang kanilang trabaho ngunit matapang nila itong hinaharap araw-araw para mapaglingkuran ang bawat pamilyang San Juaneno (We know that they have a difficult and risky job but they bravely face it every day to serve the San Juaneno families),” Zamora said.
He cited the huge contribution of contact tracers to the city’s testing, tracing, isolation, and treatment strategies to fight the coronavirus.
“Because of their thorough investigations, we were able to know who are the close contacts [of the confirmed cases] so we can plan and take right steps to prevent the spread of the virus,” he said.
In the said gathering, Zamora announced that each contact tracer will receive P3,000 financial assistance from the city government in appreciation for their efforts amid the health crisis.
“Kayo po ang isa sa aming matibay na sandigan para sa laban na ito (You are one of our strong pillars in this fight against Covid-19),” Zamora told the contact tracers.
“And you all put yourselves at risks to do your duty and help our city,” he added.
The National Task Force against COVID-19 earlier commended the city government’s efforts in managing and mitigating the pandemic.