San Juan residents told not to let their guard down this Christmas season

Published December 11, 2020, 12:38 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora urged residents not to let their guard down this Christmas season to prevent the possible surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the city.

“In commemorating the birth of our Savior, let us be mindful of the health and safety protocols that our government is implementing to make sure we minimize transmission, if not totally eliminate COVID-19,” Zamora said. 

“We will do our very best to make sure that COVID-19 cases will not shoot up during the holiday season. All health and safety protocols are in place,” he added.

The mayor led Thursday (December 10) the lighting of its giant Christmas Tree in Pinaglabanan Shrine and Christmas streetlights along the main roads of the city.

“Because of the health and safety protocols, this year’s lighting is much simpler. Our priorities are the health and welfare of our constituents during this pandemic so our Christmas decors this year are recycled,” he said.

“These decors are the same ones that we have used the previous year. Bahagi ito ng pagiging masinop natin sa paggamit ng pondo,” he added.

As of Dec. 9, San Juan has 49 active cases and the city hopes to maintain its low numbers.

“Christmas is the most important holiday season for Filipinos. It signifies our strong faith which ushers us to have an optimistic spirit for the incoming year,” said Zamora.

“This is a significant event in San Juan City that even the COVID-19 can’t break, albeit less celebratory, less crowded, yet more disciplined and ever more hopeful,” he added.