Mayor Binay says people should not be complacent amid growing COVID-19 threat

Published April 1, 2021, 1:00 PM

by Patrick Garcia

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay on Thursday, April 1, urged her constituents to not be complacent as the country is still experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

Makati City Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Binay urged the city’s residents to stay vigilant in following the safety health protocols even if the city government continues to ramp up its testing, vaccination, and quarantine facility services.

“The best way to protect yourselves and your families is to follow health protocols and guidelines to the letter. Wear your masks and face shields every time you go out of your homes, always wash and sanitize your hands, follow social distancing, and as much as possible — stay home,” Binay said as she announced the renovation and upgrading of the city’s quarantine facilities in Barangay Pembo and Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) .

She said that if an individual suspects that he was exposed to the virus, he should have himself tested immediately to minimize the risk of transmission.

As of March 31, the Makati Health Department (MHD) has recorded 1,189 active COVID-19 cases, 12,509 recoveries, and 481 deaths.

The city continues to vaccinate its health workers and essential personnel and has started the pre-registration of senior citizens for vaccination against COVID-19.