The Department of Health (DOH) said it will immediately distribute coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Pasay City to protect their healthcare workers amid the spike in cases in the area.
“Ibig ko rin pong ipagpaalam na ang Pasay City ngayon ay rumaragasa ang kanilang COVID cases. May spikes po sila (I would also like to report that Pasay City has an increasing number of new cases. There is a spike),” said DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III during the Malacañang press briefing on Monday night, March 1.
“Doon ay magpapadala din po tayo kaagaran ng mga bakuna para maprotektahan na ang kanilang mga healthcare workers hanggang sa kanilang mga barangay health workers (We will immediately send the vaccines in order to protect their healthcare workers down to their barangay health workers),” he added.
Duque said that the distribution of vaccines in the area is another form of measure to curb the rising number of infections in Pasay City.
On March 1, the Pasay City local government reported 44 new COVID-19 cases. Its total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 8,142, wherein 7,410 have already recovered.
The city logged 519 active cases or 6.5 percent of the Pasay’s total number of confirmed cases.